NZBIO award for new ‘green’ glue for wood products

Press Release – Scion

Scions environmentally-friendly bioadhesives technology was awarded Biotechnology of the Year at NZBIOs annual conference yesterday. Read more »

Scion wins “Biotechnology of the Year” award

Press Release – NZbio

Media release: September 15 2016 Embargoed till 10pm Photos available at that time by request to 021 22 40 520 Solving sticky problem earns big bio kudos Auckland New Zealand September 15 2016: Scientists at Scion have solved a growing environmental … Read more »

McFall Fuel and VicForests show safety leadership

Press Release – Forest Industry Safety Council

Industry safety champions in both New Zealand and Australia have come forward to show their safety leadership by becoming Principal Partners to the 3rd FIEA Forest Industry Safety Summit conference series scheduled for March 2017 in Rotorua … Read more »

Q and A: Chief executive of Landcorp, Steven Carden

Press Release – TVNZ

Producing More And More Milk Not New Zealands Future: Landcorp Head The chief executive of Landcorp, Steven Carden, on TV Ones Q+A programme says the business is reviewing all land conversions and looking for alternate uses for land that are … Read more »

Transport technologies changing the wood supply chain

Press Release – Forest Industry Engineering Association

Wood transport and logistics within the forest industry is going through a major shakeup. Smart technology such as robotics, automation, cloud computing, big data analytics and improved connectivity within the supply chain is reshaping how leading … Read more »

More useful information would improve regional wood forecast

Press Release – Forest Industry Contractors Association

The Forest Industry Contractors Association is calling for industry and government to cooperate to provide wood supply information to improve short and medium term planning. Read more »

Foresters Award their Achievers

Press Release – NZ Institute of Forestry

The New Zealand Institute of Forestrys President James Treadwell announces two awards. Forester of the Year is one of the highest accolades in the industry, recognizing contribution, leadership, excellence and integrity. Read more »

Pine pollen not to blame for hay fever

Press Release – Scion

This time of the year pine pollen becomes a visible cover over puddles and ponds and commentators habitually blame pine trees for causing hay fever. However, pine pollen only affects a very small proportion of people with allergies. Read more »

Forest owners not convinced by Peters’ Bill

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

New Zealand forest owners are unconvinced a proposed Bill will ensure long term viability for the forest industry. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has told the New Zealand Institute of Forestry in Dunedin this week that a Bill he proposes … Read more »

Robotics and automation changing the wood supply chain

Press Release – Forest Industry Engineering Association

Logistics within the forest industry is going through a major shakeup. Smart technology – robotics, automation, cloud computing, big data analytics and improved connectivity within the supply chain is reshaping how leading companies are adapting to and operating … Read more »

Irrigation not linked to drinking water concerns

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

Irrigation not linked to drinking water concerns Greenpeace is out of order suggesting irrigation schemes increase the risk of drinking water concerns, says IrrigationNZ. Theyve well and truly stepped over the line this time and should be discredited, … Read more »

Facts needed in Havelock North response

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

Facts needed in Havelock North response A focus on science and proven solutions is needed in the response to the Havelock North water crisis, says IrrigationNZ. IrrigationNZ is very concerned, as is everyone else, about the situation in Havelock … Read more »

NZ export log prices fall to 8-month low

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ export log prices fall to 8-month low on stronger kiwi dollar, higher shipping rates Read more »

Forest industry’s challenge to manage supply fluctuations

Press Release – Woodco

The pan forest and timber processing industry organisation, the New Zealand Wood Council (Woodco) says there is a supply challenge for many regions in the domestic processing industry. Woodco Chair, Brian Stanley says timber processors are being … Read more »

NZIF Conference – Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin

Press Release – NZ Institute of Forestry

If so great, we look forward to seeing you. It is going to be an interesting couple of days. Read more »

New Hub great for wider region, say Chambers

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

The new Waingawa log hub will provide tremendous opportunity for the wider Wellington region say the Wellington and Wairarapa Chambers of Commerce. Read more »

Wood and carbon values boost forest interest

Press Release – Bayleys

Significant rises in New Zealand carbon prices and positive prospects for exported timber may signal a renaissance for forest plantings, with new opportunities for landowners and investors alike in coming years. Read more »

Waingawa hub will boost economy and environment

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council Chair Chris Laidlaw has welcomed the opening of Centreports new Waingawa log hub, saying it will deliver benefits for the regional economy, motorists, and the environment. Read more »

New state highway for Northland

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new state highway has been created in Northland, creating a stronger link between the forestry industry and port, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. Read more »

War on predators: capture collective wisdom, Trust says

Press Release – Forest Lifefore Restoration Trust

Hawkes Bay-based conservation group Forest Lifeforce Restoration (FLR) Trust has welcomed the Predator-Free by 2050 initiative announced by the government earlier this week. It says the target is achievable but that success will rely on collaboration … Read more »

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