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 »

“Put your hand up and ask for help”

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Stay away from negativity and don’t be afraid to ask for help are 2 tips that farmer Hannah Topless has for her counterparts around New Zealand. Read more »

Messages from the burning bush

Press Release – Lincoln University

The likelihood of destructive wildfires becoming more common as a result of climate change is a major driver behind a joint Lincoln University and University of Auckland study to undertake the first experimental measurements of the flammability of large … Read more »

Foreign forest owners must supply local mills

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government needs to crack down on foreign companies that are buying up forests and selling logs overseas, leaving local sawmills short on supply, says Labours Forestry spokesman Stuart Nash. Theres no point in shipping logs overseas for … Read more »

SMART Watering campaign wraps up

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

SMART Watering campaign wraps up citing strong interest in water efficiency tools 24 February 2016 A pilot water efficiency campaign initiated by IrrigationNZ in four Canterbury districts this summer has concluded with evidence of strong interest in … Read more »

Processed timber a big winner under TPP

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay says forestry and tourism are just two of the big winners once the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) comes into force. Read more »

Opportunity to learn alongside like-minded farmers

Press Release – Rabobank

The once in a lifetime opportunity to spend a week with other like-minded farmers and world class presenters was the impetus for third-generation farmer Blair Drysdale to apply for the Rabobank Farm Managers Program. Read more »

Shipping rates at record low, bolster log exports

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 22 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices rose this month as the benefits from declining shipping rates offset dwindling Chinese demand. Read more »

Tenon triples profit on US housing recovery

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Tenon, the Taupo-based wood processing, marketing and distribution company, has tripled first-half net profit mainly due to an improving US economy driving a recovery in the American housing market. Read more »

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