Forestry awaits new Government’s detailed plans

Posted on Friday 10th November 2017

Almost a month into the new Labour / NZ First coalition government, supported by the Greens, there’s still no official word on exactly how it plans to boost forestry.

 

All we know is that we now have a Minister of Forestry, NZ First’s Shane Jones, rather than a Minister overseeing all primary industries and it is the new government’s intention to set up a Forest Service based in Rotorua..

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Rotorua mayor excited by future under new government

Posted on Friday 10th November 2017

Rotorua looks set to be a major beneficiary of the new Labour-led coalition government, with the city’s mayor Steve Chadwick hopeful that the setting up of the Forest Service and investment from the regional development fund – both overseen by Shane Jones – will provide a boost...

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New Minister takes aim at forestry “shysters”

Posted on Friday 10th November 2017

One of the actions most anticipated from new Forestry Minister, Shane Jones, is how he intends to deal with the issue of logs cut from trees as young as 20 years of age being exported from Northland and by-passing saw mills that are screaming out for wood.

 

This week it was reported on The Country radio programme on Newstalk ZB that “shysters” are buying small pine plantations...

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Wood and pulp prices climb

Posted on Friday 10th November 2017

While softer dairy prices dragged down New Zealand commodity price index for October, wood products remained buoyant...

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ROB makes steep slope harvesting easier

Posted on Friday 10th November 2017

Winch-assist systems have made harvesting trees on steep slopes safer and, in a number of cases, more productive.

 

New Zealand logging contracting are in the enviable position of having the choice of some of the best winch-assist technology built right on their doorsteps and NZ Logger magazine has put several of these machines under the microscope...

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Oregon Group, which manages a New Zealand portfolio of businesses for Malaysia's Tiong family, expects record earnings in 2018 on rising prices for forest products and the completion of apartments in its land development unit...

Posted on Friday 10th November 2017

Buoyant 2018 predicted for Ernslaw One and Winstone Pulp owner

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Kids encouraged to help threatened forestry falcon

Posted on Friday 10th November 2017

Kārearea, the threatened and protected bird on our $20 banknote, is getting new support from the nation’s children as nesting season gets under way in plantation forests around New Zealand.

 

During the final school term of the year more than 10,000 school children are putting their hands up to become Wingspan Warriors...

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High fuel costs bring concern

Posted on Friday 10th November 2017

Fuel prices have hit a three-year high this week and although many contractors are on long-term contract deals with bulk suppliers, they will be getting concerned should the trend continue.

 

Prices at the pump have jumped four times over the past 10 days resulting in a price increase of 10 cents a litre...

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