NZ primary sector needs story to sell globally

Article – BusinessDesk

May 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand needs to develop a new primary sector story to help sell its products to the world, says Mike Petersen, New Zealands special agricultural trade envoy. Read more »

Hillcountry farmers urged to claim pole position

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

With winter fast approaching, Taranaki hillcountry farmers need to remember the importance of soil stabilisation measures like poplar poles, and take action accordingly. Read more »

Kaka released into Abel Tasman

Press Release – The Project Janszoon Trust

Four female kaka released today into the Abel Tasman National Park will boost the breeding population of the large forest dwelling parrots. Read more »

RDRR Opposes Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management

Press Release – Rotorua District Residents and Ratepayers

RDRR is opposed to the Proposed Plan Change 10 (Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management) to the Bay of Plenty Regional Water and Land Plan, on six grounds. Read more »

Farming salaries holding firm despite tough conditions

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Dry stock farmers salaries have seen strong growth in the last year, according to Federated Farmers and Rabobanks 2015/2016 employee remuneration report. Read more »

Forest strategy proposal welcomed

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest owners say a Pure Advantage report that proposes a near-doubling of the area of planted forest in New Zealand is very welcome. Read more »

Release of ‘Our Forest Future’ report

Press Release – Tindall Foundation

Today, Pure Advantage calls for 1.3 million hectares of new forest in New Zealand. As set forth in the discussion paper, Our Forest Future , this goal is ambitious but realistic. Read more »

Farmers’ urged to make their voices heard at local elections

Press Release – Federated Farmers

With local authority elections less than six months away, Federated Farmers is urging farmers to get engaged and involved. Read more »

New forestry leader

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

New forestry leader Peter Clark, the chief executive officer of PF Olsen Ltd, has been elected president of the Forest Owners Association (FOA). Read more »

English on the Money – Rural Contractors

Press Release – Rural Contractors NZ

Rural Contractors NZ (RCNZ) president Steve Levet says comments made by Deputy Prime Minister Bill English in relation to the suitability and work ethic of some young New Zealanders is, unfortunately, correct. Read more »

Bioenergy Association welcomes energy awards recognition

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (BANZ) today welcomed the announcement by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority of the associations executive officer, Brian Cox, as a finalist for an Energy Leadership Award. Read more »

Peters: Speech to open NZ First Kaitaia Office

Speech – New Zealand First Party

This is a town and area famously known for its history, beauty and avocado among other attractions. Read more »

Questions and Answers – 6th April 2016

Press Release – Office of the Clerk Read more »

Two new irrigation champions recognised

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

Two New Zealand irrigation champions have been recognised with the awarding of the Ron Cocks Memorial Award to South Canterburys Robin Murphy and Central Otagos Tony Banks. Read more »

Deaths should strengthen industry’s resolve to work harder

Press Release – Forest Industry Safety Council

The deaths of four workers in the past three months is a sad reminder that the forestry industry still has much work to do to improve its safety performance, the Forestry Industry Safety Council (FISC) says. Read more »

Goodhew: Speech to ForestWood Conference 2016

Speech – New Zealand Government

It is wonderful to see such excellent industry-wide attendance at this conference. The ForestWood conference is an important event for the forestry and wood processing sectors. During this address I would like to briefly outline some of my priorities … Read more »

Rubicon’s ArborGen settles with ex-employees, avoids payout

Article – BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) – American seedling company ArborGen, which is part-owned by NZX-listed forestry biotech company Rubicon, has settled with nine former employees for an undisclosed sum, avoiding having to pay US$53 million in damages and costs. Read more »

NZ forest harvest falls in 2015 for first time in 7 years

Article – BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand forest harvest volumes declined in 2015 for the first time in seven years as uncertainty about future prices prompted plantation owners to hold back from felling their trees. Read more »

NZ export log prices slip on higher shipping rates

Article – BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices slid this month as shipping rates edged up on higher oil prices and amid weak demand in overseas markets. Read more »

Fines for forestry failures

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

17 March 2016 Fines for forestry failures Two related Waikato companies have been fined a total of $64,525 following a poorly executed forestry harvesting operation near the Waitomo Caves. The charges which Corboy Forest Management Limited and Corboy … Read more »

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