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Mr Mann is Ernslaw One’s new CEO

New Zealand’s fourth largest forestry company, Ernslaw One, has appointed Darren Mann to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Source: Timberbiz Mr Mann has a wealth of experience in all facets of forestry operations having been in the industry for nearly 30 years. Previously he was wi
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NZ forestry contractors call for a workable infrastructure

New Zealand’s Forestry Industry Contractors Association is calling for an all of forestry strategy to deal with the mounting pressure on the entire New Zealand forestry supply chain, currently being highlighted by build-ups at the country’s major ports. Source: Timberbiz T
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Fonterra switches another plant to wood biomas

New Zealand Minister for Energy and Resources Hon Dr Megan Woods officially opened Fonterra’s new wood pellet boiler at its Te Awamutu plant, and the Co-operative announced details for its next site to exit coal – the Stirling cheese plant in Otago. Source: Timberbiz Otago’s ‘fantasti
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Stop the Chop NZ campaign to protect urban forests

A new campaign to stop the cutting down of mature trees in New Zealand’s cities has launched. Kiwis have until 4 August to make an urgent Stop The Chop submission to ask the government to include protection of the urban forests in their newly proposed legislation so as to prevent tree
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NZ forestry course guarantees employment as sector is short of workers

At the height of Covid-19’s 2020 global impact job losses were rife within New Zealand’s forestry and wood industry. Now the sector is faced with a lack of skilled workers and an ageing workforce. Source: Stuff NZ The dilemma has prompted the Central North Island Wood Council to launc
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Malaysian company buys NZ farm for commercial forestry

A Malaysian company has been given consent to buy a nearly 460ha sheep and beef farm in Western Southland, New Zealand. NZ’s Overseas Investment Office gave the consent to the 100% Malaysian-owned company Pine Plantations Private Ltd to buy the farm near Tuatapere from vendors Ayson a
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Ikea sister Ingka registers interest in New Zealand

A sister company to Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is on the hunt for investments in New Zealand, and not necessarily of the retail kind. While there’s no news on when exactly Ikea’s stylish shops will open in New Zealand, Ingka Investments Management NZ and Ingka Investments Forest
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Earnslaw One and Pakiri Logging fined for worker’s death

A tragic forestry fatality on the East Coast of New Zealand could have been avoided if industry guidance had simply been being followed, says WorkSafe. Businesses are being reminded once again to make sure work is being done correctly, safely and to higher industry standards or risk s
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Forest Owners frustrated with constraints imposed on primary sector

The Forest Owners Association is sympathising with some farmer frustrations over the pace of regulations being imposed on the primary sector in New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz Forest Owners Association president Phil Taylor says the time has long since passed for anyone to think there
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Digital radio allows for safer work in NZ

A new digital radio system is helping New Zealand’s City Forests to work more safely and efficiently while complying with COVID-19 work requirements. Source: Timberbiz Initially deployed to replace an outdated analogue radio network, the system from Motorola Solutions and communicatio
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