Peters: Speech to open NZ First Kaitaia Office

Speech – New Zealand First Party

This is a town and area famously known for its history, beauty and avocado among other attractions. Read more »

Questions and Answers – 6th April 2016

Press Release – Office of the Clerk Read more »

Two new irrigation champions recognised

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

Two New Zealand irrigation champions have been recognised with the awarding of the Ron Cocks Memorial Award to South Canterburys Robin Murphy and Central Otagos Tony Banks. Read more »

Deaths should strengthen industry’s resolve to work harder

Press Release – Forest Industry Safety Council

The deaths of four workers in the past three months is a sad reminder that the forestry industry still has much work to do to improve its safety performance, the Forestry Industry Safety Council (FISC) says. Read more »

Goodhew: Speech to ForestWood Conference 2016

Speech – New Zealand Government

It is wonderful to see such excellent industry-wide attendance at this conference. The ForestWood conference is an important event for the forestry and wood processing sectors. During this address I would like to briefly outline some of my priorities … Read more »

Rubicon’s ArborGen settles with ex-employees, avoids payout

Article – BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) – American seedling company ArborGen, which is part-owned by NZX-listed forestry biotech company Rubicon, has settled with nine former employees for an undisclosed sum, avoiding having to pay US$53 million in damages and costs. Read more »

NZ forest harvest falls in 2015 for first time in 7 years

Article – BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand forest harvest volumes declined in 2015 for the first time in seven years as uncertainty about future prices prompted plantation owners to hold back from felling their trees. Read more »

NZ export log prices slip on higher shipping rates

Article – BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices slid this month as shipping rates edged up on higher oil prices and amid weak demand in overseas markets. Read more »

Fines for forestry failures

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

17 March 2016 Fines for forestry failures Two related Waikato companies have been fined a total of $64,525 following a poorly executed forestry harvesting operation near the Waitomo Caves. The charges which Corboy Forest Management Limited and Corboy … Read more »

Real Policies, Not Token Gestures for the Forestry Industry

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 16 MARCH 2016 Speech by New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters ForestWood 2016 Conference Speech SkyCity Convention Centre, … Read more »

Minister Should Go for Abysmal Failure on Swamp Kauri Export

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

11 MARCH 2016 Minister Should Go for Abysmal Failure on Swamp Kauri Exports The cover-up of the Ministry of Primary Industries failure to stem the tide of swamp kauri log exports has been so intense the High Court has been forced to rule that it release … Read more »

Industry looks beyond radiata

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

Future generations of New Zealanders may live in a patchwork landscape where several different forest species compete on the hills for growing space with the familiar Pinus radiata. Read more »

Green Party applauds Landcorp’s brave decision

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party applauds Landcorps brave decision Landcorps brave decision to scale back its dairy intensification programme in the North Island is a victory for the environment and those who have fought to protect the Waikato River, the Green … Read more »

Green Party calls for investigation into toxic mill

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is calling for Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse to direct WorkSafe to immediately investigate problems at Pan Pac Forest Products Hawkes Bay mill, following a spate of illnesses attributed to fumes from the mills … Read more »

NZ commodity prices gain 0.4% in February as meat gains

Article – BusinessDesk

March 3 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices rose 0.4 percent last month as gains in the price of beef and aluminium products made up for ongoing declines in dairy prices. Read more »

Kinky GE laws need ironing out

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

Forest owners say kinks in the laws covering the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) need to be ironed out. Read more »

Rayonier’s NZ unit posts 28% drop in 2015 earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

Rayonier’s NZ unit posts 28% drop in 2015 earnings as soft Chinese demand erodes export prices Read more »

Inner-city revitalisation partnership announced

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

A locally owned and operated family sawmilling company, Donelley Sawmillers in conjunction with Abodo Wood, have joined forces with Rotorua Lakes Council to complete phase two of the inner city revitalisation project at the former City Focus site. Read more »

Keeping the voice of farmer’s alive in Northland

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Northlanders’ are encouraged to get out and support their rural community when the regions biggest agricultural event is held later this week. Read more »

Forest owners: we’ll sell logs to local mills

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

Forest owners say they are keen to sell their logs to local mills, so long as the terms of sale match those from export markets. Read more »

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