Agriculture, forestry workers at highest risk of injury

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Just under one-quarter of agriculture, forestry, and fishery workers had a work-related injury claim accepted by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

NZ log export log prices lift on Chinese buying, lower kiwi

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices have lifted from a two-year low as Chinese importers resume buying and local returns are bolstered by a decline in the New Zealand dollar and cheaper shipping costs. Read more »

Forestry Told it is Not Important

Press Release – NZ Institute of Forestry

The Government announced its cabinet yesterday, and in the process told the Forestry Sector it is not important. The forest sector has called for a senior cabinet post for some time. Forestry needs an effective cabinet voice if it is to fulfil its ability … Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall for 7th month in Sept, ANZ says

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for a seventh consecutive month to an 18-month low in September, led by declining dairy prices. Read more »

Timber processor fined for crush injury

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Forestry and timber processing company, Juken New Zealand Limited, was fined $57,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $12,000 today after an employee was seriously harmed when his finger was caught in a timber veneer dryer. Read more »

Trade of softwood lumber was up in the first half 2014

Press Release – Wood Resources International

Global trade of softwood lumber was up seven percent in the first six months of 2014, with Russia, Germany and Sweden increasing shipments the most, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Read more »

Provinces Deserve a Fair Go

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Thank you for the opportunity to talk to you today. At the outset of my talk today it is important to emphasis that New Zealand First has a strong commitment to regional development. Read more »

Taxpayer Awards the Polluter

Press Release – NZ Institute of Forestry

The National party announced it will spend $200 million of taxpayers and ratepayers money to buy stream side land on dirty dairy farms. The New Zealand Institute of Forestry has consistently demanded the Government stop paying the polluters to pollute … Read more »

Media statement from Lincoln Kidd’s family

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The family of Lincoln Kidd are very relieved today that there has been an arrest and manslaughter charges laid in relation to Lincoln Kidds death. Read more »

Police arrest and charge over death of forestry worker

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today Levin Police have arrested and charged a man with manslaughter in relation to the death of Lincoln Kidd. Lincoln was killed when a tree was felled on him during a tree felling operation on 19 December 2013. Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall for 6th month in August, ANZ says

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for a sixth straight month in August, taking the index to a 17-month low, led by declining dairy prices, in part due to an oversupply in China. Read more »

Forest grant scheme will help control erosion

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest owners say the governments decision to reinstate the Afforestation Grant Scheme will be welcomed by farmers and regional councils fighting soil erosion in steep hill country. Read more »

Iwi Leaders welcome Labour policy on climate change

Press Release – Climate change Iwi Leaders Group

Labours policy to stamp out price gouging by big polluters that has cost New Zealand tax-payers $1.4 billion over the last 3 years and especially impacted low income Maori households has been welcomed by Dr. Apirana Mahuika, Chairman of … Read more »

Forest Owners Welcome Labour’s Climate Initiatives

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

Labours proposal to set up an independent Climate Commission to advise the government on how to meet its emissions targets has been welcomed by the Forest Owners Association. Read more »

Strong Partners to Help Small Forest Owners Maximise Returns

Press Release – United Forestry Group

Embargoed: Not for broadcast or publication before 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014 Read more »

Forestry Co-op great idea, but not if foreign controlled

Press Release – Green Party

The proposal to set up a forestry co-operative to market New Zealand forest products is welcome, but not if it is foreign controlled and its prime concern is to simply export more unprocessed logs, the Green Party said today. Read more »

UPDATED: Small NZ forest owners targeted

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 21 (BusinessDesk) – United Forestry Group, backed by Australian timber marketer Pentarch and China’s Xiangyu Group, is targeting small forest owners in New Zealand in a bid to cash in on a looming ‘wall of wood’ it estimates will generate $30 billion … Read more »

Australian, China-backed company targets NZ forest owners

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 21 (BusinessDesk) – United Forestry Group, backed by Australian timber marketer Pentarch and China’s Xiangyu Group, is targeting small forest owners in New Zealand in a bid to cash in on a looming ‘wall of wood’ it estimates will generate $30 billion … Read more »

Coromandel MP Welcomes Grants to Protect Kiwi & Kauri

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

MP Scott Simpson is welcoming two new grants to help protect Coromandels kiwi and Kauri. Read more »

Co-operative Business celebrates co-ops’ achievements

Press Release – Cooperative Business New Zealand.

At its AGM held in Auckland last Thursday (August 14), Cooperative Business New Zealand appointed its new board of directors: Jonathan Lee [Chair], David Shaw, Kim DeGarnham, Blue Read, Christine Burr and Russell Green. Read more »

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