TPPA may open doors for processed wood products

8 October 2015

The forest and wood processing industries have welcomed the removal of tariffs on wood products across the 12 countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Forest grower poll open

5 October 2015

Voting is now open for the person who will represent owners of smaller forests on the Forest Growers Levy Trust Board.

$130,000 in fines and reparation for death of worker

2 October 2015

Forestry contractor M&A Cross has been ordered to pay $130,000  in the Rotorua District Court on Friday after earlier pleading guilty to breaching safety law for the death of forestry worker Charles Finlay.

Puketi Logging sentenced over death of Eramiha Pairama

1 October 2015

Puketi Logging has been sentenced to pay $75,000 in reparation, along with a $25,000 fine, by Judge Robert Wolff in the Tauranga District Court, for the death of its employee 19-year-old Eramiha Pairama two and a half years agoThis follows a successful prosecution by the Council of Trade Unions (CTU) that took place in the same court in August.

Local body forest investment pays big dividend

29 September 2015

A joint forestry venture between Palmerston North city and Manawatu district, named after former Palmerston North deputy mayor Gordon Kear has returned more than $4.3 million in profits to the ratepayers, and is still giving.

Prestressed timber technology to be used in Canada

14 September 2015

An innovative Christchurch start-up has signed a lucrative agreement with a Canadian company for its laminated timber technology. The deal could see a product developed by Prestressed Timber after the Canterbury earthquakes used in buildings throughout North America.

Members sought for forest levy board

7 September 2015

Nominations are open for members of the Forest Growers Levy Trust board. There are vacancies for two members representing owners of large forests and one representing owners of smaller forests.

Council resistance to Forestry NES 'puzzling'

29 August 2015

It is acknowledged that the recent high-intensity rainstorms have triggered slips within recently harvested areas of plantation forest. Newly planted trees and decaying logging slash have been deposited into streams and on to beaches on the East Coast, Wairoa and Northern Hawkes Bay.

Forestry NES is about protecting the environment

13 August 2015

The National Environmental Standard on Plantation Forestry is about rules for planting, managing and harvested trees that are aligned to the actual level of erosion, wilding pine or fish spawning. Not on which side of some arbitrary local government boundary you are on, environment minister Nick Smith told the Environmental Defence Society's conference in Auckland.