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Upskilling and offering work in forestry for New Zealanders

More than 160 workers have been referred to forestry employers as part of a push to support the 2019 planting season. With an estimated 80 million trees to be planted this season, New Zealand Ministers asked Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand) and the Ministry for Social Development t
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Eastland Wood Council Industry Champion

Warwick Wilshier isn’t often lost for words. He’s the one that always steps up to speak, comes up with the new ideas and is quick to campaign for causes he believes in – especially if it helps someone else. But on being told he was being recognised as the inaugural Eastland Wood Counc
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Rail hub potentially takes 200,000 tonnes of logs

A potential rail hub near Dannevirke on the North Island of New Zealand, could take 200,000 tonnes of logs off the regions roads according to KiwiRail Deputy Chief Executive Todd Moyle. Source: Timberbiz As part of a broader investment package across Hawkes Bay, Parliamentary Under-Se
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Editor John Hudswell retires

After 14 years as editor at Ryan Media (Australian Forests & Timber News, Australasian Timber, Daily Timber News) John Hudswell is finishing on 7 June 2019. I have worked closely with John for the past seven years while writing and producing Daily Timber News and I will be very sa
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NZ Forest Products to invest $900m for timber complex

NZ Future Forest Products (NZFFP) believes that New Zealand is perfectly positioned to supply the rapidly urbanising Asia-Pacific region with the construction materials needed to house the world’s population in a low carbon future and so it will invest NZ$900 million to prove it. Sour
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New Zealand inaugural forestry scholarship winners

Eight outstanding students were presented with their inaugural forestry scholarships by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Forestry Minister Shane Jones at a special awards ceremony at the University of Canterbury. The Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau scholarships were developed to e
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Southern Wood Council Forestry Awards announced

There was an outstanding turn out by local forestry companies, contractors and transport operators from throughout the lower South Island of New Zealand for the 2019 Southern Wood Council Forestry Awards. The council, representing all major forest owners and wood processing companies
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NZ campaign for Trees That Count

Trees That Count has launched a nationwide campaign calling for New Zealanders to take action for the environment by helping plant millions more native trees across the country. The nationwide Love Native Trees campaign features well-known New Zealand personalities including Olympic m
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NZ forest industry welcomes additional government resources

New Zealand forest industry leaders have stated that the pre-Budget announcement by Forestry Minister Shane Jones of additional regional resources for Te Uru Rākau is potentially of great benefit to regional New Zealand. Farm Forestry Association President, Neil Cullen, says Shane Jon
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NZ’s Wellbeing Budget has focus on forestry

New Zealand’s Wellbeing Budget will enable further transformation of the country’s forestry sector after the successful rollout of the Government’s One Billion Trees program, according to Forestry Minister Shane Jones. The NZ government has called it the Wellbeing Budget as it says it
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