One year anniversary of trade deal marked

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Trade Minister Tim Groser have welcomed the one year anniversary today of the Economic Cooperation Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on … Read more »

Timber exports scheme cuts greenhouse gases

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Minister for Primary Industries Jo Goodhew has welcomed the implementation of a programme that allows timber products to be exported to Australia without chemical treatment. Read more »

Jetstar helps to improve the view on Bay of Plenty coastline

Press Release – Jetstar

Jetstar today launched a new environmental initiative to use carbon offsets from the Ngati Awa Heritage Estate in the Bay of Plenty for its domestic operations in New Zealand. Read more »

Driven to plant trees at Coalgate farm

Press Release – Enviroment Canterbury

North Canterbury farmers Roger and Francie Taylor are planting trees along a polluted stream running through their property at Coalgate, upstream of the Selwyn River and Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere. Read more »

MRP rejects carbon farmer’s carbon unit top-up claim

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) – MightyRiverPower has claimed in the High Court it shouldnt have to pay for carbon units issued for years prior to the start of its contract with New Zealand Carbon Farming in 2013, which it entered as part of its effort to … Read more »

NZ export log prices rise in November, China demand weak

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices edged up in November although demand from China, the country’s largest market, is likely to remain subdued until the second quarter of next year. Read more »

PM meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key held successful talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wellington today. This is President Xis third official visit to New Zealand, but his first as President, so its a very significant occasion. Im delighted … Read more »

Limited benefits for wood products in Korean FTA

Press Release – Wood Council of NZ

At its meeting today the Wood Council of NZ (Woodco) said tariffs will continue to restrict trade in processed wood products despite the signing of a FTA with South Korea. Read more »

UPDATE: NZ, South Korea conclude free-trade agreement

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand and South Korea have concluded a free-trade agreement that’s expected to cut into export tariffs in the nation’s sixth-largest export market that currently run to about $230 million a year. Read more »

Business idea that turns pest pines into essential oils

Press Release – Contact Energy

Taking an environmental problem and turning it into a commercial success has seen Queenstown social enterprise team Wilding & Co awarded with the most innovative idea, the first of three $1,000 milestone awards from Contact Energy, co-principal … Read more »

Commodity prices fall for eighth month in October

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 4 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for the eighth consecutive month in October, to the lowest level since March last year, as signs of recovery in dairy prices were offset by a drop in the price of pelts. Read more »

Forestry industry must act as one to end shameful trends

Press Release – Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum

The forestry industry must commit to implementing an action plan for reducing the industrys shamefully high injury rate which means forestry workers are 15 times more likely to die on the job, the Business Leaders Health and Safety … Read more »

WorkSafe Supports Forestry Review Findings

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe NZ says the Independent Forestry Safety Review has clearly identified the problems facing an industry in which ten workers were killed last year. The Reviews analysis matches our own view and leaves no doubt about the need for comprehensive, … Read more »

CTU welcomes forestry review recommendations

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is welcoming the today’s release of the independent forestry safety review panel findings. “These recommendations must be implemented to ensure that everything possible is done to make forestry safer.” CTU President, Helen Kelly said. Read more »

Minister welcomes Forestry Safety Review recommendations

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomed the recommendations of the Independent Forestry Safety Review and outlined the Governments initial response. Read more »

Zero tolerance for forestry accidents a must

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must adopt a zero tolerance approach to workplace accidents in the forestry sector to stop people being killed, Labours Forestry spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. Read more »

Unions will pick up the Forest Safety challenge

Press Release – First Union

The report of the Independent Forest Safety Review Panel is a wake-up call for all stakeholders in the forest industry, including unions, said Robert Reid, General Secretary of FIRST Union. Read more »

Wood sector union welcomes Forest Safety report

Press Release – First Union

The wood sector union has welcomed the Final Report of the Independent Forestry Safety Review, released in Rotorua today. The review panel is absolutely right to say that there is no silver bullet and a comprehensive series of actions needs … Read more »

Reducing injuries and fatalities on our forest blocks

Press Release – Independent Forestry Safety Review

The Independent Forestry Safety Review has recommended a three-year action plan to drive improvements in the forestry sector. The action plan will leverage the commitments to a new safety culture and a better safety record made by the forestry sector during … Read more »

Forest industry endorses safety report

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association


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