Valuable years lost for forestry

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association says the priority put on new forest plantings by New Zealand First entering the coalition presents an enormous challenge to the new government and industry alike. Read more »

IROs Garner Endeavour Funding for Leading Research

Press Release – IRANZ

A number of Independent Research Organisations (IRO), offering research from the impact of household products on New Zealands aquatic ecosystems to developing nitrogen-fixing trees and grasses for our forestry and pastoral industries, have … Read more »

Norfolk ring barked and tree protester arrested

Press Release – Save Urban Trees NZ

In an unexpected move, contractors have ring barked the 150 year old Norfolk pine at Snell’s Beach this afternoon. Police surrounded the contractors as they undertook the ring barking. Read more »

Research to Use Bacteria in Revolutionary Ways

Press Release – Lincoln University

A new Lincoln Agritech research programme will find revolutionary ways of using naturally-occurring bacteria and fungi to increase the availability of nitrogen to plants and improve plants tolerance to stress. Read more »

Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update

Press Release – Wood Resources International

Production cost margins for sawmills in Brazil, Russia and Finland have fallen during the first half of 2017, while they increased to their second highest level in 13 years in the US South in the 2Q/17, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly Read more »

Easing Our Housing Crisis – An Engineered Solution

Press Release – Forestry Industry Engineers

Perfectly poised to solve our housing shortages is mass timber manufacturing, already common in Australia. The new engineered wood factories are set to grow our capacity to speed up quality house-building right now in New Zealand. Thats the view of … Read more »

Forest Management is an Investment for the Future

Press Release – Pango Forestry

Pang Forestry’s Founder, Zane Cleaver, Confims That Forest Management is an Investment for the Future Read more »

2017’s Top NZ Forester Announced

Press Release – NZ Institute of Forestry

Passionate forestry industry champion Garth Cumberland has been presented with the coveted NZIF Forester of the Year award for 2017. Read more »

NZIF Foundation Announces 2017 Awards

Press Release – NZ Institute of Forestry

The NZIF Foundation announced its 2017 awards at the New Zealand Institute of Forestry conference dinner in Rotorua last week. The awards encourage and support forestry-related education, training and research through the provision of grants, scholarships and … Read more »

Bright Future for Sustainable Forestry in NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Forestry

A young New Zealander Alfred Duval has been launched onto the world stage. Celebrated for his outstanding achievements as an emerging leader in sustainable forestry. Read more »

Forestry Professionals Back in the Market

Press Release – NZ Institute of Forestry

An amendment to the Real Estate Agents (Exemptions) Regulations 2017 will permit registered members of the NZ Institute of Forestry (NZIF) to carry out real estate work in the forestry sector without being licensed real estate agents. Read more »

Primary Industries Feel Besieged by Prospect Of Labour Govt

Article – Transtasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS – The divide between regional and urban politics is being thrown into ever sharpening contrast as the election campaign unfolds. Agricultural industries and rural communities feel under siege in the looming election. Read more »

Councils retain right to regulate GE trees

Press Release – Soil and Health Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 13 August 2017 The Soil & Health Association is thrilled that newly released standards for forestry no longer include a controversial clause that would have allowed the planting of genetically engineered (GE) trees across … Read more »

Award-winning speakers for commercial building conference

Press Release – Forest Industry Engineering Association

A national engineered wood design conference running in September in Rotorua features a strong line up of international building specialists. Adam Strong of Strongbuild Commercial in Sydney, Australia is one of the keynote speakers. His company just … Read more »

National Environmental Standard a step up and forward

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

National Environmental Standard a step up and forward for plantation forestry Forest Owners say the introduction of a National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry is vitally needed for better environmental outcomes. The government has just released … Read more »

Leading Design Professionals Recognise Wood Solutions

Press Release – Innovatek

1 August 2017 – Across a range of professional disciplines more architects, designers and project managers are finding that engineered wood is now rapidly becoming the leading choice for solutions to meet demands of both building codes and building … Read more »

NZISM Appoints Selena Armstrong Chief Executive Officer

Press Release – NZISM

The New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) is delighted to announce that Selena Armstrong will become their Chief Executive Officer with effect from 21 August 2017. Read more »

Labour constraints eased with wood for commercial building

Press Release – Forest Industry Engineering Association

Labour shortages are limiting growth in both commercial building, with the recent profit downgrades at Fletcher Challenge highlighting the depth of the problems. However, commercial wood solutions already being implemented by industry leaders in Australia, … Read more »

Increasing lumber exports leads to new technology investment

Press Release – Forest Industry Engineering Association

Signs are good right now for the countrys wood processing industry. A report from Wood Resources International last week said that although over 50% of the wood harvest in New Zealand is being exported as logs, lumber production had picked up by about … Read more »

NZ export log prices weaken as higher kiwi dollar bites

Article – BusinessDesk

July 24 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices generally declined over the past month as a gain in the New Zealand dollar made the country’s products less competitive. Read more »

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