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NZ program making headway with new forestry workers

More young New Zealanders are making forestry and wood-processing their future with seven more talented applicants joining the Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarship program. Source: Timberbiz “It is fantastic to keep seeing young people embarking on their forestry career. The 
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Ernslaw One sells Whangaoua and Ruatoria forests

Ernslaw One has sold the Whangapoua and Ruatoria forests with a combined area of 15,100 productive hectares to Summit Forests New Zealand Limited. Source: Timberbiz Yong Tiong, Executive Director of the Oregon Group, the parent company of Ernslaw One, said this was a significant step
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Timber shortages continue in New Zealand CHH stops supply to some merchants

The decision made by Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) to discontinue supply of structural timber to some merchants comes as no surprise says the New Zealand Timber Industry Federation (NZTIF). In recent months all New Zealand sawmills have been under pressure to supply a booming domestic timb
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New NZ Standard for agrichemicals released after first review in 17 years

Disease and pest free animals and crops rely on agrichemical use. Pesticides, detergents and sanitisers are a critical component of New Zealand’s NZ$48 billion agricultural sector. Source: Timberbiz The recently released and updated ‘NZS 8409:2021 Management of agrichemicals’ provides
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Australian and NZ ArborGen sells nursery assets to consortium

Tree seedling company ArborGen has agreed to sell its New Zealand and Australian assets to a consortium led by Hugh Fletcher for NZ$22.25 million. ArborGen is one of the last remnants of the former Fletcher Forests, and has a range of nurseries producing seedlings for the timber and a
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Forestry Now – the State of the Industry Review

The past two years has been a period of upheaval within the timber industry nationally with bushfires, COVID lockdowns, China, plans to halt the native timber industry in at least two States and legal challenges to the timber industry as a whole. We believe the time is right to take a
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NZ forest owners say growing trees is a key factor for COP26

The New Zealand Forest Owners Association has joined 17 other forest and timber organisations around the world in launching the International Wood Manifesto in London, to lead into the crucial COP26 UN climate change conference in Glasgow. Source: Timberbiz The Manifesto is making the
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Time for Timber is the call from global forestry and timber industries

Global forest and timber industries are calling on politicians and policy makers in a new manifesto to urgently support the scaling up of wood use. The manifesto, ‘Growing our low-carbon future: Time for Timber’, sets out the case for how the world can make greater use of sustainable
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Permanent exotic forest carbon projects threaten sustainable forestry

Concerns about the legitimacy of permanent exotic forest carbon farming projects threaten the future of sustainable forestry, Ekos chief executive Dr Sean Weaver says. Dr Weaver is the founder and CEO of Ekos, an environmental financing consulting business focusing on indigenous fores
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KPMG report shows NZ well ahead of Australia for climate change and forestry

The New Zealand agriculture, land use and forestry sector has been ranked number one out of 25 nations for the way it is getting to grips with climate change issues. Source: Timberbiz For its just-published Net Zero Readiness Index (NZRI), global consultancy KPMG examined 103 indicato
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