New Forests acquires New Zealand forestry right

Press Release – New Forests

New Forests acquires New Zealand forestry right in transaction with Iwi partnership in Lake Taupo region Read more »

Dr Rolleston new vice-president of WFO

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers President, Dr William Rolleston has been elected Vice President of the World Farmers Organisation (WFO) while attending its General Assembly in Milan. Read more »

Company fined after worker loses leg

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Company fined after worker loses leg Tree Scape Limited has been fined $24,750 and ordered to pay reparation of $35,000 after an employee had his right leg amputated after it got pulled into a wood chipper machine. Tree maintenance company Tree Scape … Read more »

Forest innovators attract international audience

Press Release – Forest Industry Engineering Association

This week in Rotorua the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) is hosting the largest ever gathering of international forest contractors, forest managers as well as machinery and service suppliers to the industry. The HarvestTECH 2105 international … Read more »

Land Use Policy is now urgent

Press Release – NZ Institute of Forestry

The New Zealand Institute of Forestry (NZIF) welcomes the latest in a series of reports from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) on NZs declining water quality. The Commissioners June 2015 report issues the same warnings related … Read more »

Tractor and Machinery Association elects new President

Press Release – Ideas Shop

Mark Hamilton-Manns, New Zealand Sales Manager for John Deere, has been elected President of the Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA). Read more »

NZ export log prices rise in June as demand lifts in China

Article – BusinessDesk

June 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices rose from a three-year low this month, helped by a decline in the kiwi dollar and increased demand in China, the country’s largest market. Read more »

National Govt continues attack on DOC

Press Release – Green Party

National Govt continues attack on DOC and effective marine protection The National Government is continuing to undermine the Department of Conservations (DOC) work protecting New Zealands natural spaces by shifting responsibility for new marine … Read more »

Ministry Clueless Over Kauri Log Exports

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Ministry Clueless Over Kauri Log Exports Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy must promptly question his staff they appear to have no clue around the illegal export of swamp kauri, says New Zealand First. Northland swamps are being drained … Read more »

NZ economy expands 0.2%, weakest quarterly growth in 2 years

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ economy expands 0.2%, eking out weakest quarterly growth in two years; kiwi falls Read more »

Weak primary industries slow GDP growth

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

After a series of strong increases, GDP increased 0.2 percent in the March 2015 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. The lower growth reflected a 2.9 percent fall in primary industries (agriculture, forestry, and mining) the largest fall … Read more »

NZBio backs fresh debate over new biotechnologies

Article – BusinessDesk

June 15 (BusinessDesk) – NZBio has waded into the debate over using new biotechnologies, including genetic modification, backing a call by Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf for another look at New Zealand’s attitude to risk. Read more »

NZ primary sector exports to fall 8% in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ primary sector exports to fall 8% in 2015; four-year outlook shows strong recovery Read more »

Agri-event to strengthen links between research and industry

Press Release – Waikato University

On the eve of Fieldays, the University of Waikato will host agri-stakeholders at an event to showcase its latest research and strengthen links with the agricultural industry. It features a presentation on the importance of soils, a panel discussion … Read more »

Budget 2015: Funding boost for Irrigation Acceleration Fund

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Budget 2015: Funding boost for Irrigation Acceleration Fund Irrigation projects will receive a kick-start of $25 million in operating funding for five years from 2016/17 through the Irrigation Acceleration Fund (IAF), Primary Industries Minister … Read more »

UC Forestry part of new multi-million forestry research

Press Release – University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is part of a new $14 million, seven year collaborative research effort aimed at maximising the value and export earnings of the forestry industry. Read more »

Environmental protection the winner on the day

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating a victory for the environment, as John Key admits lack of support from other political parties has halted plans to gut the principles of the Resource Management Act. Read more »

Forest owners welcome support for radiata alternatives

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

Forest owners have welcomed government support for research into plantation species other than radiata pine. [See http://bit.ly/1PuC97Z ] Read more »

$5m new funding for forestry research partnership

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government will invest $5 million over seven years in a research partnership to increase the competitiveness of the forestry sector, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced today. Read more »

NZ export log prices hit 3-year low; may start picking up

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ export log prices hit 3-year low; may start picking up as demand improves Read more »

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