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 »

The forest safety battle is not yet won

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

Point scoring in the media will not make our forests safer places to work, says the Forest Owners Association. Read more »

Lace bug helping with woolly nightshade war

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has been testing out a new weapon to fight the pest plant woolly nightshade. The results are looking promising especially for forest owners. Read more »

Kiwi arborist wins back-to-back world titles

Press Release – New Zealand Arboricultural Association

Kiwi arborist Scott Forrest has retained his title as World Champion at the recent International Tree Climbing Competition in Milwaukee, United States. Read more »

Forest contractors welcome WorkSafe submission

Press Release – Forest Industry Contractors Association

Today the governments safety agency for forestry, WorkSafe NZ, has publicly released its submission to the panel of the Independent Forest Safety Review. The Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA), the industry group that originally initiated the … Read more »

Landcare Research reports SLUI on right track

Press Release – Horizons Regional Council

Promising findings of a Landcare Research sediment report where delivered to Horizons Regional councillors yesterday. The report, which aimed to assess the impact of the Sustainable Land Use Initiative (SLUI) on sediment levels in the Regions rivers, … Read more »

Forestry death an avoidable tragedy

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

A logging company director, Major Nelson, has been fined $35,000 and ordered to pay $15,000 in reparation over the death of a worker who was killed by a falling tree. Read more »

Initiative to prioritise contaminated sites for remediation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced a new initiative which identifies and ranks priority sites for clean-up under the Governments contaminated sites remediation programme. Read more »

FOMA begins survey on Te Ture Whenua Māori reform

Press Release – Federation Of Maori Authorities

The Federation of Mori Authorities (FOMA) has today launched an online survey for its members to seek their views on the proposed changes to Te Ture Whenua Mori Act 1993, and to gain further understanding of what resources are needed to improve … Read more »

Govt funding for Tasman water sediment project

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced funding of $120,000 for a project run by Tasman District Council to control erosion and sediment going into waterways. Read more »

New remote control technology for forestry could save lives

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew says the results from a trial using remote control technology in tree felling, which could save lives in forestry harvesting operations, show promising results. Read more »

Peters: NZ Forestry for NZ Jobs and Wealth

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Kawerau Grey Power Public Meeting – New Zealand Forestry for New Zealand Jobs and Wealth A New Zealand log price. Read more »

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 »

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