Govt must compensate iwi to maintain value of settlements

Press Release – The Maori Party

Mori Party candidate Chris McKenzie says the Government must compensate tribes for the devaluation of their assets under the treaty settlements. Mori are bearing the huge costs as a result of reflagging Foreign Charter Vessels and may abandon … Read more »

Oji Holdings cleared to acquire CHH Pulp & Paper

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 1 (BusinessDesk) – Japan’s Oji Holdings Corp has been granted antitrust approval to acquire Carter Holt Harveys pulp, paper and packaging businesses from billionaire Graeme Hart. Read more »

Bike stand embraces street art, recycling and ‘WoodFirst’

Press Release – Rotorua District Council

Inner City Focus Group member Ron Finn with the new WoodFirst bike rack on the corner of Tutanekai and Eruera streets. Read more »

Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update

Press Release – Wood Resources International

Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update – a news brief from Wood Resources International LLC Read more »

Jail-time Possible if Workplace Health and Safety Ignored

Press Release – Village PR

Jail-time Possible if Workplace Health and Safety Ignored 25 July 2014 TAURANGA: A leading employment lawyer is warning all New Zealanders to make health and safety a top priority in their workplace to avoid being held accountable under new legislation … Read more »

1080 has no impact on morepork

Press Release – TBfree New Zealand

A joint project between TBfree New Zealand and the Department of Conservation (DOC) showed no effect on native ruru (morepork) following an aerial pest control operation in Southland this winter. Read more »

Wood Treatment Specialists Converge on Australia and NZ

Press Release – Forest Industry Engineering Association

Like it or not, thermally and chemically modified wood along with wood plastic composites (WPCs) are now a commercial reality. Theyre already being produced in commercial quantities in both Australia and New Zealand. Theyre competing – but can complement … Read more »

Northland Storm damage devastating for forest businesses

Press Release – Forest Industry Contractors Association

The devastating effects of storm damage in Northland continues to have a significant and lasting effect on forest contracting businesses, as infrastructure repairs have been delayed in the far North. Read more »

Update on the Independent Forestry Safety Review

Press Release – Independent Forestry Safety Review

The formal consultation process for the Independent Forestry Safety Review has now been completed. The Panel has received feedback on its consultation document. This included 111 written submissions from government agencies, forest industry stakeholders … Read more »

Southern Cross Forest Products

Press Release – KordaMentha

The receivers of Southern Cross Forest Products Ltd (in receivership) (SCFP) have confirmed the sale of the companys Milburn sawmill and Millstream drymill assets in Otago to Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd (Pan Pac). Read more »

New high-spec vehicle takes drug testing into the forest

Press Release – NZ Drug Detection Agency

Whangarei, 16 July 2014: Moves to help keep workplaces safe and drug free have been given a boost with a new state-of-the-art, 4WD mobile drug testing van in Northland. Read more »

Charges laid against forestry employer

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Subsequent to the granting of leave by the District Court, Helen Kelly President of the CTU has filed charges in the Taupo District Court against forestry employer M & A Cross Limited for alleged breaches of the Health and Safety in Employment … Read more »

New chairperson for STIMBR

Press Release – STIMBR

Rotorua forest industry consultant Don Hammond is the new chairperson of STIMBR Stakeholders In Methyl Bromide Reduction Incorporated. Read more »

Professional Foresters Award Their Achievers

Press Release – NZIF

Leaders in the forestry industry were recognised at the New Zealand Institute of Forestrys annual awards dinner held in Napier last night. Read more »

Goodhew: NZIF Annual Conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

You have asked me to talk about what this Government is doing to support the forestry sector to create value. I will then discuss some challenges, especially an urgent one concerning health and safety. Read more »

Pull Together for ‘Just One More’ Campaign

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Do you have room for one more staff member in your business? This is the question being asked by Work and Income to the local community on behalf of the affected Thames Timber staff and their families. Read more »

Safety And Quality First for Forestry

Press Release – Competenz

A review of qualifications for forestry workers led by industry training organisation Competenz has resulted in new qualifications being developed with an increased focus on health and safety, and environmental protection and quality. Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall 0.9% in June

Article – BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for a fourth straight month in June, led by apples, logs, whole and skim milk powder. Read more »

NZ log prices may have reached lows after supply eases

Article – BusinessDesk

June 27 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices to China, which have dropped by about a third to $87 a tonne in the past three months, may start to stabilise next month as supply eases, slowing an inventory build up on the ports of Asia’s … Read more »

Amazing claptrap over wind thrown trees

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers West Coast is staggered by the rhetoric on the Wind Thrown Trees Bill, passed under urgency last night, which allows for the recovery and use of native timber felled in Cyclone Ita. Read more »

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