Pan Pac buys mills in South Otago

7 November 2014

The sale of the former Southern Cross Forest Products' assets in Milton, South Otago, to Pan Pac Forest Products has been welcomed by locals.

Forestry skills tested in Nelson champs


3 November 2014

Logging is in the blood of Rex Kelly's family. The organiser of the Logging Weekend at Pigeon Valley Steam Museum proudly watched as a team including one son and a granddaughter won Saturday's 'King of the Forest' Chockerman Race while another grandson was among the team that ran second.

WorkSafe supports forestry review findings

31 October 2014

WorkSafe NZ says the Independent Forestry Safety Review has clearly identified the problems facing an industry in which ten workers were killed last year.

CTU endorses safety report

31 October 2014

The CTU has welcomed the 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.

Govt welcomes safety findings

31 October 2014

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomed the recommendations of the Independent Forestry Safety Review and outlined the government's initial response.

Labour: Zero tolerance for forestry accidents a must

31 October 2014

The government must adopt a zero tolerance approach to workplace accidents in the forestry sector to stop people being killed, Labour's forestry spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

Pest research takes pressure off ports

17 October 2014

Some of the tight scheduling pressures around log exports for ports and log marshalling companies have been eased, thanks to research that shows that fumigated logs are not reinfested by pests as quickly as once thought.

Stump to Pump is technically feasible

10 October 2014

The Stump to Pump PGP programme, led by commercial partners Norske Skog Tasman and Z Energy, has concluded that it is technically feasible to produce transport biofuels from radiata pine forest waste. The technology involved has not been disclosed and is confidential to the programme partners.

Victim's father now forest safety champion

2 October 2014

Many of the audience shed tears as Wiremu Edmonds spoke about the loss of his son at the Federation of Maori Authorities' annual meeting on Saturday. Robert Epapara, the eldest of Mr Edmonds' five children, was killed in a forestry accident near Lake Rotoiti on March 26 last year.