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Timber company fined after two workers sustain injuries

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

wo similar health and safety failings within three months have cost Rotorua timber company Claymark Limited over $680,000 in fines, reparations and costs. WorkSafe says that one serious injury on a companys watch is bad enough, but that a second … Read more »

Trees down in the Queenstown and Central Otago areas

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Motorists are asked to avoid Speargrass Flat Road near Lake Hayes, as two large trees have fallen across the road due to high winds. Read more »

Tree pruning operation on Tristram St

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

A section of Hamiltons Tristram St will be under traffic control this Wednesday (23 January) while Hamilton City Councils arborist crew prunes large trees in Hinemoa Park. Read more »

Incident in Queenstown – injuries reported after tree falls

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Reports came in around 1pm indicating that a tree had fallen onto people at the Arthurs Point Road location. Read more »

NZ commodity price slide slowed in December – ANZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 9 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for a seventh straight month in December, with gains in log, beef and lamb prices not enough to offset weaker dairy returns, ANZ Banks monthly commodity price index shows. Read more »

Opportunity for new bio-plastics industry

Press Release – ForestX

Many can serve as drop-in replacements for the fossil-fuel based plastics that most of us are familiar with, such as polystyrene and polyethylene. Read more »

Improvements to New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Acting Climate Change Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced the first of two planned tranches of improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) following recent public consultation. Read more »

ETS forestry improvements to create more benefits for NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Forestry Minister Shane Jones has today announced the first set of improvements to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) New Zealands main tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions following extensive public consultation. Read more »

How much can changing land use fight climate change

Press Release – Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

How much can changing the way we use land fight climate change? A Motu Media Release New research from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research looks at whether New Zealand can change the way we use land to achieve our emissions target in the lowest cost … Read more »

Awards for best primary sector employers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of Agriculture Damien OConnor has congratulated the best primary sector employers at an awards evening at Parliament. Read more »

Te Wera forest agreements secures growth for Taranaki

Press Release – China Forestry Group

China Forestry Group NZ (CFGNZ) is once again backing local wood processing with a ground-breaking agreement on harvesting and processing wood from Taranakis largest forest. Read more »

Scott Forrest scales new heights

Press Release – Husqvarna

Scott Forrest scales new heights winning New Zealands best tree climber for the fifth time New Zealand arborist, Husqvarna brand ambassador and H-team member Scott Forrest is reaching new heights after being named the nations best tree … Read more »

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