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More logs on trains in Wairarapa

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Moving another 100,000 tonnes of logs by rail from the Wairarapa to CentrePort benefits the region and means 6,000 fewer truck trips annually, Forestry and Associate Transport Minister Shane Jones says. Read more »

Female forestry training programme receives PGF boost

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is supporting a primarily female training programme in Northland that will help address labour shortages in the male-dominated forestry industry, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Employment Minister Willie Jackson … Read more »

More good farmland lost forever

Press Release – 50 Shades of Green

News that two large New Zealand farms have been sold off-shore, largely for forestry is depressing according to 50 Shades of Green spokesman Mike Butterick. The same owner has purchased both properties. Read more »

National supporting primary sector growth

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Today National has released our third discussion document, this one on the primary sector. It showcases our positive and innovative approach to what is the backbone of our economy, Leader of the National Party Simon Bridges says. Read more »

Supporting a vibrant forestry workforce

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Over 160 workers have been referred to forestry employers as part of a push to support the 2019 planting season, Forestry Minister Shane Jones says. Read more »

Speech: Primary Sector Discussion Document

Speech – New Zealand National Party

Good afternoon, its great to be here again at Fieldays. Read more »

CEAC fully supports a ‘Kiwi Rail Dannevirke rail hub’

Press Release – Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre

The proposal; – Dannevirke hub could take up to 200,000 tonnes of logs off road. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1906/S00202/dannevirke-hub-could-take-200000-tonnes-of-logs-off-road.htm Read more »

Government incentives see forestry farm prices increase

Press Release – REINZ

Government forestry incentives see forestry farm prices increase by 45%, says REINZ Read more »

Plan needed for competing wood demands – Fonterra

Article – BusinessDesk

May 30 (BusinessDesk) – Wood is a viable industrial fuel but greater effort may be needed to ensure that new demand from processors doesnt strip supplies from existing users, Fonterra says. Read more »

Interesting Developments in the Marketplace

Press Release – REINZ

Interesting Developments in the Marketplace Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 56 less farm sales (-13.4%) for the three months ended April 2019 than for the three months ended April 2018. Overall, … Read more »

IFS Growth and Bayleys partner for forestry opportunities

Press Release – Bayleys

Carbon storage, government development incentives and a global appetite for timber all mean forestry is a more appealing investment option than ever, but also one that can be complicated by those same factors. Read more »

Serious crash near Masterton

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are currently in attendance at a logging truck roll-over on Paierau Road, near Opaki in the Wairarapa. Read more »

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