Labour to boost forestry with pro-growth tax reform

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour Government will give targeted tax incentives to encourage much-needed capital investment in the wood processing industry, Labours Finance spokesperson David Parker says. Read more »

Labour offers tax sweetener for wood processing sector

Article – BusinessDesk

March 19 (BusinessDesk) – Labour Party leader David Cunliffe has thrown the oppositions support behind an ailing wood processing sector with a cluster of policy sweeteners, including a tax break to encourage investment in mills. Read more »

Stanley: NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards 2014

Speech – NZ Wood

Ladies and gentlemen, good evening. Id like to welcome you all to the NZWood Resene Timber Design Awards for 2014 the annual awards ceremony celebrating the best structural innovations in wood in New Zealand. Let me start by acknowledging the … Read more »

Greens: $1m forestry award for building with hi-tech wood

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party in Government will put $1 million towards the cost of the first 10-storey or higher New Zealand building constructed with structural timber, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. Read more »

$1 million forestry award for building with hi-tech wood

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party in Government will put $1 million towards the cost of the first 10-storey or higher New Zealand building constructed with structural timber, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. Read more »

Benefits in coordinated approach to imagery

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Efforts to coordinate central and local government procurement of aerial imagery will ensure better value for money and open access to the data, Land Information Minister Maurice Williamson says. Read more »

West Coast forest cutting rights sold

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew has today announced the sale of 22,800 hectares of Crown forest cutting rights on the West Coast to Ngi Tahu Forest Estates Ltd (NTFE). Read more »

Wood innovation attracts Australian architects

Press Release – Wood Council of NZ

A group of leading Australian commercial architects is visiting New Zealand this month to come up to speed with developments in the use of engineered wood in commercial buildings. Read more »

Hope for going-concern Southern Cross Forest Products sale

Press Release – First Union

The wood sector union is hopeful that jobs may be retained at a Dunedin based wood processing company. Read more »

Call to Set New Zealand Log Price

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters is calling for a log price to be set to end the regional devastation that is occurring as sawmills close. Read more »

Southern Cross Forest Products in receivership

Press Release – KordaMentha

Brendon Gibson and Michael Stiassny of financial advisory firm KordaMentha have today been appointed as receivers to Southern Cross Forest Products Ltd. Read more »

Wood processor Southern Cross Forest in receivership

Article – BusinessDesk

March 3 (BusinessDesk) – Southern Cross Forest Products, which operates five sawmills across the country, has been tipped into receivership as wood processors continue to struggle with global demand that has pushed up log prices. Read more »

RESEND: Super Fund trims stake in Kaingaroa as iwi buy 2.5%

Article – BusinessDesk

RESEND NZ Super Fund trims stake in Kaingaroa Timberlands as six iwi buy 2.5% Read more »

NZ Super Fund trims stake in Kaingaroa as six iwi buy 2.5%

Article – BusinessDesk

March 3 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Superannuation Fund has sold 2.5 percent of Kaingaroa Timberlands to six central North Island iwi, giving the underlying landowners to some of the profits generated from the nations biggest forestry business. Read more »

Iwi join forces to buy into Kaingaroa Timberlands

Press Release – Joint Press Release

North Island iwi join forces to buy into Kaingaroa Timberlands Six central North Island iwi have joined forces to buy a 2.5% stake in New Zealands largest forestry business, Kaingaroa Timberlands. The investment is one of the biggest ever involving … Read more »

Forecast surge in primary exports a huge boon for Maori

Press Release – Federation Of Maori Authorities

A forecast 15% increase in earnings from primary sector exports to June 30 this year is a huge boon for the Maori agri-business sector, the Federation of Maori Authorities says. Read more »

Finalists Recognised for Maori Excellence in Farming

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) would like to congratulate the three finalists, and all entrants of the 2014 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Mori Excellence in Farming award. Read more »

Forestry Investment Attracts Top People

Press Release – Forest Industry Engineering Association

FIEAs upcoming conference on forest investment is drawing delegates from top management positions in both New Zealand and Australia as the opportunity for early-bird registration offers closes at the end of this week. Read more »

Tenon forecasts first cash returns in a decade

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb 20 (BusinessDesk) Wood mouldings manufacturer Tenon expects to resume cash returns to shareholders in the second half of the current financial year after achieving a long-sought end to years of losses. Read more »

4.9 billion reasons why our primary industries rock

Press Release – Federated Farmers

An expected $4.9 billion surge in New Zealand’s primary exports confirms why CNBC labelled New Zealand a ‘rock star’ economy. The announcement came at the Riddet Institute’s Agri-Food Summit. “It is significant that Riddet Institute’s co-director, Professor … Read more »

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