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Tigercat new product support rep for NZ

Tigercat has announced that Warren Nolan has been appointed to the position of product support representative for New Zealand. Based in Papamoa Beach on the North Island, Mr Nolan is joining Tigercat with more than 30 years of experience in the forestry industry. Source: Timberbiz Mr
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Tasman Pine Forests to regrow lost Nelson fire plantations

The forestry company that owns 60% of the plantations lost in the Nelson fire is hopeful it can start regrowing the area this winter. Tasman Pine Forests – owned by Sumitomo Forestry NZ – manages 36,200 hectares of forest in the Nelson Marlborough region. The Pigeon valley
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Enhanced taskforce activated for Nelson Tasman region

The New Zealand Government has announced further support to help clean up significant fire damage in the Nelson Tasman District by activating Enhanced Taskforce Green and making NS $500,000 available. Source: Timberbiz “We’ve activated Enhanced Taskforce Green, making $500,000 availab
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NZ Nationals call for support after Nelson fires

New Zealand National MPs Nick Smith, MP for Nelson, and Maureen Pugh are calling for the Government to establish a business support fund similar to that used following other disasters to help small businesses and contractors affected by the recent New Zealand fires and ongoing extreme
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New Forests to acquire Hikurange Forest Farms

New Forests is to acquire Hikurangi Forest Farms (HFF), based in Gisborne, New Zealand and anticipates that the purchase from current owner, Samling Group, will be complete by mid-2019, subject to consent from the Overseas Investment Office. The intention is to launch a rebranded busi
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NZ Prime Minister supports Tas Rapid Relief Team

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has shown her support for the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) who have been feeding hundreds of emergency services personnel and Defence staff battling forest fires in the New Zealand Nelson-Tasman region. Source: Timberbiz Local NZ RRT volunteers h
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Responsible Wood to tour NZ in preparation for joint standard

Responsible Wood will travel to New Zealand as impetus builds towards an historic joint Australian and New Zealand standard for Sustainable Forest Management. Meeting with New Zealand government officials, the New Zealand Green Building Council and a range of PEFC accredited Sustainab
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OFO gets okay to buy Manuka Island estate

OneFortyOne (OFO) has received confirmation that the Overseas Investment Office has approved Nelson Forests’ acquisition of Manuka Island estate in New Zealand. The completion date for the purchase will be mid-late February. Source: Timberbiz The Manuka Island estate, currently owned
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Bushfire battled in Nelson but forest saved

As firefighters battle a blaze in New Zealand’s Nelson-Tasman region which has seen about 170 homes evacuated and a state of emergency declared, another fire broke out on Rabbit Island, across from Nelson Airport. Source: Stuff NZ The Rabbit Island fire “came out of the blueR
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New COO for Tasman Pine Forests

Steve Chandler has been appointed to the position of chief operating officer for Tasman Pine Forests. He has a long history of working in New Zealand forestry starting with a Bachelor of Forestry Science from the University of Canterbury. Source: Timberbiz Mr Chandler has been a fores
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