Sydney investment co buys Tuwharetoa cutting rights

30 June 2015 

Sydney-based investment manager New Forests has announced the purchase today of a 4,000 hectare forestry right in the Hautu-Rangipo region near Turangi in the central North Island of New Zealand. The right was acquired as part of a back-to-back deal with Hautu-Rangipo Whenau Limited (HRWL), a newly formed Tūwharetoa Limited Partnership. HRWL was established to purchase the forests and underlying land from the Crown.

Government supports New Zealand forestry exporters to combat illegal logging

4 June 2015

The Government has today launched a new tool for exporters of New Zealand-grown forestry products to help combat illegal logging of tropical forests, Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew says.

Dryland forests supported

3 June 2015

A project which is experimenting with fast-growing, drought-resistant trees has outlined plans to plant 100,000 ha of forest in the driest parts of New Zealand.

AGS gives Govt best carbon credit years

15 May 2015

The rebooted Afforestation Grant Scheme gives the Government the most productive carbon credit-bearing years of a tree's life, carbon forestry promoter Ollie Belton says.

Budget 2015: New Afforestation Grant Scheme

11 May 2015

The Government has today confirmed a multi-million dollar reboot of the popular Afforestation Grant Scheme (AGS), Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew says.

Hancock and iwi partner in totara planting

21 April 2015

A Maori Trust will be planting clusters of tōtara trees on blocks in Kinleith forest, in a collaborative project with Hancock Forest Managers and Scion.

Forestry business wins conservation award

16 April 2015

A Wairau Valley forestry block balancing good business with good conservation was one of the winners at the Marlborough Environment Awards.

Parity is parlous, say processors

10 April 2015

The Government's vision of doubling the value of exports from the primary sector has become a lot hazier in the last few days as the Kiwi dollar moves into parity with its Australian counterpart, say wood processors.

Rotorua, first to be wood-first

10 April 2015

Rotorua Lakes Council in NZ has adopted a Wood First Policy and action plan. The policy, aimed at encouraging use of wood products and supporting the district's vital wood industry, was adopted at a meeting of the council's Strategy, Policy & Finance Committee on 1 April.