Prices and confidence in sheep and beef farming on slide

21 December 2016

By Gerard Huching and Jill Galloway

Sheep and beef prices have taken a tumble in November as farmers lament the future of the sector.

Draft Revised National Standard for Certification of Plantation Forest Management in New Zealand - Consultation Open

22 November 2016

Consultation on the Draft Revised National Standard for Certification of Plantation Forest Management in New Zealand is now open and has been extended ude to the earthquakes in Kaikoura.  The consultation now closes at 5pm on Friday 13 January 2017.

Woodco identifies government policies at heart of log supply

28 August 2016

Roving 'log grabbers' in Northland buying immature trees for export may exacerbate log supply pressure at the expense of our local construction industry (Sunday Star-Times 21st August). But these procurers did not create the problem.

Otago foresters win stream crossing design award for Slipstream Crossing

14 August 2016

Ernslaw One foresters, Greg Kendal and Paul Hart, were awarded an industry excellence award by the Otago Regional Council for their Slipstream Crossing device.

Timber industry ready to contribute to home building catch-up

4 July 2016

The timber industry believes the government's announced boost to home construction, through a Housing Infrastructure Fund, needs to have a timber focus.

AGS applications close on 8 June

27 April 2016

The second funding round for New Zealand's Afforestation Growth Scheme (AGS) opened this week and comes at an important time for forestry, Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew announced.

Bennett considers cancelling dodgy carbon credits

26 April 2016

Climate change Minister Paula Bennett is considering cancelling 122.2 million surplus Kyoto units. It comes amid heightened public attention on New Zealand's climate policy in the wake of a Morgan Foundation report released last week that said the reliance on 'dodgy' Eastern European carbon credits rendered the country "climate cheats".

NZ needs to expand its forest cover: report

22 April 2016

Pure Advantage today launches its new report, Our Forest Future, as the Government signs a landmark UN agreement to rein in global warming. The group calls for a new national forest strategy that would halt deforestation and ultimately create 1.3 million hectares of new forest.

Fourth death in forestry this year

31 March 2016

A forestry worker has been killed after a tree fell on him in a forest north of Napier. The death is the fourth in forestry this year.