Steve Wilton re-elected to Forest Levy board

28 October 2015

Steve Wilton has been re-elected to the Forest Growers Levy Trust board as a representative of growers of small plantation forests.

Marlborough forests patrolled by compliance drones

18 October 2015

Marlborough District Council environmental protection officers have started using drone technology to monitor compliance on forestry blocks. They are trialling the use of a harbour drone to capture aerial video and still footage of forestry blocks on angles not possible by foot.

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.