Towards a Predator-Free Taranaki

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

A large-scale predator project, the biggest of its kind in New Zealand, was launched in Taranaki today (Wednesday 30 May), supported by more than $11 million from the Government. Read more »

Free manuka seedling offer near 200 percent oversubscribed

Press Release – Manuka Farming

The offer of 1.8 million free manuka seedlings by Te Uru Rakau (Forestry New Zealand) in partnership with Manuka Farming New Zealand has proved hugely popular with applications totaling 5.2 million seedlings. Read more »

Rubicon says FY earnings beat guidance as ArborGen exits R&D

Article – BusinessDesk

May 28 (BusinessDesk) – NZX-listed forestry investor Rubicon says it beat its target of doubling annual earnings as its ArborGen unit shifts into full commercialisation, posting a muddle of numbers including a new balance date and pared back business … Read more »

Forest industry reputation damaged

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

The successful prosecution of a forest management company by the Marlborough District Council has been endorsed by the Forest Owners Association. Read more »

NZ log exports hit new monthly record in March

Article – BusinessDesk

May 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand exported a record volume of softwood logs in March, as shipments to most major markets increased, with further strength forecast through the rest of the year, according to AgriHQ, NZX’s agricultural analysis business. Read more »

Finalists Announced for 2018 Timber Design Awards

Press Release – NZ Wood

NZ Wood has announced the eagerly-awaited Stage Two Finalists for the 2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards. Read more »

Otago transitions from coal to wood fuel

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association says that Otago is well placed to transition from using coal for heating. Read more »

Budget impact on Exporters and Manufacturers

Press Release – ExportNZ

The 2018 Budgets allocation of $1 billion towards R&D tax credits will be welcomed by exporting and manufacturing firms. Read more »

Te Uru Rākau enters Mānuka partnership

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Shane Jones Minister of Forestry 16 May 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Te Uru Rkau enters Mnuka partnership Read more »

One-off offer of free manuka seedlings to landowners

Press Release – Forestry NZ

Te Uru Rakau (Forestry New Zealand) is partnering with Manuka Farming New Zealand to plant 1.8 million manuka seedlings across New Zealand. These seedlings will be provided free of charge to landowners that meet eligibility criteria. Read more »

Opinion: Rail Freight’s Limitations

Opinion – National Road Carriers

The Government has been talking about getting freight off the countrys roads and onto alternative sea freight and particularly rail freight. Read more »

Advisory group has the right mix for huge land use challenge

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association President Peter Weir says Shane Jones just announced Advisory group has the right mix of forest industry background and experience to take the industry forward into potentially vast expansion in the decades ahead. Read more »

Guilty plea in Far North Maori trust fraud case

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office

A former trustee of a trust which manages a large block of forested Maori land has pleaded guilty to defrauding the entity of nearly $1 million in a Serious Fraud Office prosecution. Read more »

Scion launches innovation hub

Press Release – Scion

Scion launched its plans to build an innovation hub in the centre of its Rotorua campus with the reveal of design concepts at a function today. Read more »

NZ log export market picks up after slowdown

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ log export market picks up after slowdown ahead of Chinese New Year, traders optimistic Read more »

Forest industry backing judgment against forest companies

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Forest industry associations are supporting penalties imposed in the District Court against Bay of Plenty forest owner Whitikau Holdings and two harvesting contractors. Read more »

FMA applies to court to liquidate Forestlands companies

Press Release – Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has applied to the High Court to place the Forestlands companies numbered 2-20 into liquidation. Read more »

Climate Change Panel a good first step

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest Owners says the just announced appointment of an Interim Climate Change Panel is a good first step towards setting up a Climate Change Commission. Read more »

NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design entries close April 30

Press Release – NZ Wood

Dr Andrew Barrie, M.Arch, D.Eng (Tokyo) is Professor of Design at the University of Auckland. In 2017, his company Andrew Barrie Lab together with Ruamoko Solutions, Tezuka Architects, Ohno Japan and Contract Construction won the Supreme Award in … Read more »

Finance Committee approve $740,000 for Kauri Dieback

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Councils Finance and Performance committee today approved up to $740,000 to manage kauri dieback disease in the 2017/2018 financial year. Read more »

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