The owner of a Māori forestry company said that the industry’s growing mechanisation has put forestry contracting businesses under financial stress, in turn putting workers more at risk. Source: Radio New Zealand The push towards increased safety was excellent, but it had meant
Delegates of the Solomon Islands Timber Export Mission to New Zealand and Australia described their experience as “invaluable”. Source: The Soloman Star The mission with eight timber exporters visited the two countries as part of a fact-finding mission and to meet with their importer-
Some New Zealand Northland trucking companies could be forced out of business while chasing hundreds of thousands of dollars owed to them by logging contractors. Source: The Northern Advocate HarvestPro and Smith and Davies NZ who have gone bust, owe a string of creditors more than NZ
Forestry crown research institute Scion will trial the use of drones for use in forestry management next month and hopes to be an early adopter of imminent rule changes allowing them to be flown beyond line of sight. Source: Netguide Scion has teamed up with Aeronavics to field test u
Tweed Shire Council has called on New South Wales State Environment Minister Rob Stokes to review logging licences in the Tweed Shire. Source: Northern Star The council is aware of at least three property owners with Native Forestry approvals in the northern corridor from Mt Warning.
The prefabrication industry is moving at incredible speeds and the broader take-up of prefabrication is set to transform how we think about the construction industry. Source: Timberbiz In the international arena this is already underway and gaining momentum. This month internat