$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 »

Rubicon renews ANZ facilities, issues US$7M in notes

Article – BusinessDesk

May 19 (BusinessDesk) – Rubicon, the forestry biotech company spun out of Fletcher Challenge, has extended its financing arrangements with ANZ Bank New Zealand and issued US$7 million in notes to its major shareholder David Knott and its board members. Read more »

Forest planting scheme hints at potential in trees

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

Forest owners welcome the reboot of the popular Afforestation Grant Scheme (AGS) announced yesterday by associate primary industries minister Jo Goodhew. Read more »

STIHL Ramps up Chainsaw Safety Campaign

Press Release – STIHL Shop

STIHL Chainsaw Safety Awareness Week returns this May to make some noise about tackling New Zealands high accident statistics. Read more »

Dairy leads biggest NZ commodity price fall since 2008

Article – BusinessDesk

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices had their biggest decline since the height of the global financial crisis in 2008, led by falling dairy product prices. Read more »

Tenon expands banking facility with more favourable rates

Article – BusinessDesk

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – Tenon, whose locally produced wood mouldings are sold in the US, has expanded its banking facility by US$5 million with greater flexibility and more favourable rates. Read more »

NZ export log prices fall as Chinese inventories build

Article – BusinessDesk

May 1 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices fell to a seven-month low as high inventories on Chinese ports dent demand in the country’s largest market. Read more »

Carter Holt to sell Bestwood, Kopine units, union says

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – Carter Holt Harvey, strongly tipped for sale by initial public offering, has entered a conditional agreement to sell its Kopine and Bestwood units to New Zealand Panels Group in a move that the FIRST Union says will lead to … Read more »

Hancock NZ chief McCallum upbeat on outlook for timber

Article – BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Hancock Forest Management (NZ), the local division of the world’s largest timberland investment manager, is confident about the outlook for New Zealand timber. Read more »

EDS welcome appointment of new Secretary for the Environment

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

EDS has welcomed the appointment of Vicky Robertson as Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment. Read more »

New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2013

Press Release – Ministry for the Environment

New Zealands Greenhouse Gas Inventory is the official annual report of all anthropogenic (human induced) emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in New Zealand. The inventory measures New Zealands progress against obligations under the United Nations Framework … Read more »

Call For Outdoor Kiwis To Protect RMA

Press Release – Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations

An outdoor recreation organisation is calling for New Zealanders to stand up and counter government plans to weaken environmental safeguards in the Resource Management ACT (RMA). Andi Cockcroft co-chairman of the Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations … Read more »

Fatal Logging Truck crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

At midday today emergency services were called to an overturned logging truck on State highway 35 between Waihau bay and TeKaha in the Opotiki District. Read more »

Another $9M on Corporate Welfare

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the announcement from Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy, and his Associate Minister, Jo Goodhew, that the Government will be spending another $9 million of taxpayers money on farming and forestry projects, Taxpayers Union … Read more »

Aerial robotics add new dynamics to forestry

Press Release – Scion

Aerial imagery, near infrared detection and aerial robotics sound like they belong in a military operation, however these advanced technologies are set to change the dynamics of forest management. Read more »

Winston Peters vows to garner more investment in regions

Press Release – TVNZ

The new MP elect for Northland, Winston Peters, says he will force the Government to look beyond Auckland to address the needs of people in the regions by investing in what works. Read more »

Logging operation death: Name release

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The man who died after being struck by a log during a logging operation in the Te Wera Forest yesterday (26 March, 2015) has now been identified. Read more »

NZ export log prices record first drop in eight months

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices dropped for the first time in eight months as shipments to China, the nation’s largest market, exceed demand, resulting in a build up of inventory on Chinese ports. Read more »

Primary Industry Summit Will Debate Environment

Press Release – NZ Landcare Trust

The New Zealand Primary Industry Summit is due to be held on 25-26 May 2015 at Te Papa in Wellington. The event will bring together key decision-makers in the agribusiness sector to explore strategies for value growth. Read more »

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