Australasia's home for timber news and information

Latest timber industry news, updated Thursdays.

84 Lumber buys Super Bowl ad for recruitment

Among the many familiar faces in Super Bowl, one newcomer looks to stand out with what is so far the game’s only 90-second entry. Source: Adweek 84 Lumber will join Febreze, Mr. Clean and GNC in making its debut during this year’s event, and it is the only brand to purchas
Continue Reading →

Ins and outs of investing in UK forestry

Whether investing in the UK or overseas, forestry and timberland can be an attractive addition to a pension fund portfolio. So what should trustees be aware of before branching out into this asset class? Source: Pensions-Expert UK UK timber and forestry opportunities may be few and fa
Continue Reading →

Tenon selling last remaining asset

New Zealand wood products company Tenon is facing the possible sale of its last remaining asset and is winding up its business. Source: Radio New Zealand The company has confirmed that it is now looking to sell its New Zealand-based Clearwood operation, after just completing the sale
Continue Reading →

Champion chopper gearing up for Easter show

Champion woodchopper Chris Owen can notch another award into his axe handle after he swept the votes for December’s Sportsperson of the Month Award. Source: The Daily Examiner In fine form at the Canterbury A&P Show in New Zealand, Mr Owen was crowned the 2016 Les Gilsenan M
Continue Reading →

Investigation why NZ sawmill workers get $3 per hour

New Zealand’s Immigration Minister has ordered an urgent report into specific purpose work visas. Source: Newshub It was revealed that four Indonesian welders at Napier Pine sawmill were receiving around NZ$3 an hour. The Opposition says the workers have been exploited. The men, who w
Continue Reading →

Pine clearing in Canberra

Almost 14 years on from the worst bushfires in the ACT’s history, pine clearing is under way in an effort to prevent such devastation ever happening again. Source: ABC News The inquiry into the 2003 fires found more should have been done to reduce fuel loads around Canberra, inc
Continue Reading →

Bumper crop for Taranaki contractors

Taranaki’s logging contractors are gearing up to harvest a bumper crop over the next few years as trees planted more than two decades ago begin to mature. Source: Stuff NZ Many of the plots around Taranaki were planted in the ‘90s, with most taking between 25 and 30 years before
Continue Reading →

A koala conundrum for Victoria

Timber plantation operators in Victoria will face strict new rules aimed at stopping koalas from being killed or injured during harvest. Source: ABC News Increasing numbers of koalas have sought refuge in blue gum plantations around Portland, in the state’s south-west, as their
Continue Reading →

Ngawha mill not off the cards

Organisations involved with securing a large-scale timber-processing plant in Ngawha, New Zealand say it isn’t off the cards despite reports. Source: Stuff NZ Top Energy chief executive Russell Shaw says everyone has missed the point following the release of a pre-feasibility re
Continue Reading →