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Crowdfunding Kiwis plant 1 million trees

An effort to crowdfund a forest, founded by a trio from Christchurch, has hit an incredible target of 1 million trees pledged. Source: Newshub Adrien Taylor, Jeff Willis and Dr Dan Price created ‘Trump Forest’ less than a year ago, after the US president, the movement was
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Robotics opportunities in forestry explored and discussed

Forest safety, improving productivity and getting workers off the felling site has been a major push for forestry managers, forest owners, logging contractors and equipment suppliers. Source: Timberbiz To provide local operations with an insight into just where the technology is headi
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Forestry a success story for KiwiRail

KiwiRail is reaping the benefits of an innovative growth strategy for its forestry business designed to make the best use of its wagon fleet. Source: Timberbiz Its financial result released recently shows an 8% revenue increase in its overall forestry business in just the six months t
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Gisborne focus for NZ government

The New Zealand Government’s Tuawhenua Provincial Growth Fund will be launched in Gisborne on February 23, catapulting Gisborne to the centre of the Government’s regional development strategy. Source: The Gisborne Herald Ikaroa-Rawhiti MP and Cabinet minister Meka Whaitiri will also h
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Crown Forestry plants a deal with farmers

Crown Forestry is chasing unproductive farmland suitable for commercial planting of pinus radiata to help it meet the government’s one billion trees program. Source: Radio New Zealand The 10-year target will require new planting to cover 500,000 hectares. Farmers and other lando
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Farm forestry in action

Forestry has become a strong interest to many people in New Zealand, even if only because this Government is aiming to plant so many trees to cover our emissions. Source: New Zealand Herald For farmers this could be the chance to diversify and for townsfolk the chance to invest. Trees
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Juken junks its Matawhero plant

Japanese-owned wood products company Juken has confirmed it will axe up to 100 jobs at its Matawhero plant near Gisborne. Source: Radio New Zealand It said it was pressing on with plans to cut production of plywood and laminated timber products. The company said it had been affected b
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Dunedin fire with 2000 tonnes of dry logs up in flames

The owner of a timber and firewood business in Dunedin is coming to terms with potentially losing everything at his yard while fire tears through Dunedin. Source: Radio New Zealand Homes in the Dunedin suburbs of Burnside and Concord were evacuated as a large fire burns in the area wi
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Forestry safety feeds skills shortage

One of New Zealand’s biggest industries is facing a boom, but skilled workers are thin on the ground. Sources: The Marlborough Express, Stuff NZ Forestry experts in Marlborough say the industry has been branded with an undeserved reputation for poor safety practices; putting pot
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New jobs and better times for Prime Sawmill

Between 50 and 60 new jobs will be created with the sale of Prime Sawmill to New Zealand owned Far East Sawmills recently. Source: Gisborne Herald A joint announcement by Activate Tairawhiti and Eastland Community Trust says jobs at the Matawhero site, which has been empty for the pas
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