Safety champions honoured by paper

27 December 2014

Wiremu (Lee) and Marsella Edmonds were selected in early January by the Rotorua Daily Post as the Rotorua community's "People of the Year".  Following the death of their son Robert Ruri-Epapara in a forestry accident two years ago, they have become passionate advocates for forest safety.

Forestry opportunities in Maori Agribusiness

19 December 2014

Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the release of a report highlighting the economic opportunities for forestry through more productive use of Māori freehold land.

Log yard expansion for Gisborne port

10 December 2014

Log yard expansion to begin in January - Eastland Group chief executive Matt Todd announced today that construction work to expand Eastland Port's upper log yard by 1.3 hectares will begin in January 2015.

Log prices expected to rise from 2016

1 December 2014

Log prices in China are likely to be subdued next year but start climbing from 2016 as it places greater reliance on supplies from New Zealand, AgriHQ analyst Ivan Luketina says in the China Forestry Report 2015.

Limited benefits for wood products in Korean FTA

20 November 2014

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.

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.