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New Zealand’s softwood log exports

Reflecting on New Zealand’s softwood log exports to China in 2023, ResourceWise data indicates a 5% increase compared with 2022. However, a closer look at the numbers reveals a 4% decrease from 2021, highlighting exporters’ challenges in adapting to a weakened Chinese econ
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Provisional estimates of sales of tree stocks in NZ

  A report by New Zealand’s Forest Service provides the provisional estimates of the sales of tree stocks and the areas of commercial forest planted in 2023. It also provides an estimate of mānuka seedling sales, and the area planted. Source: Timberbiz Following the main winter p
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Downward trend in NZ workplace injuries for forestry

Safetree NZ has released the Health & Safety statistics dashboard for March 2024. WorkSafe provides statistics on forestry fatalities and workplace incidents. These investigations help inform of any key issues or trends as they come to light. Source: Timberbiz Overall, there is a
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ETS compliant carbon projects carry risks

Forestry carbon investments have developed to become an important facet of the forestry landscape in New Zealand as investors have sought to jump on the bandwagon to decarbonise. For many investors it is an economic play where they are seeking to make economic profits as well as poten
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NZ’s Tree of the Year

Six nominees for this year’s New Zealand Tree of the Year competition have been revealed, with organisers saying the story behind the trees is often as important as the vegetation itself. Source: RNZ The competition, now in its third year, is not about celebrating a species, jus
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Australia and New Zealand’s CLT market

The Australia and New Zealand cross laminated timber (CLT) market size reached US$105.7 million in 2023. Looking forward, the market is projected to reach US$526.9 million by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate of 19.54% during 2023-2032. Sources: Timberbiz, Research & Markets Cross-la
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New Zealand’s forestry trade outlook

New Zealand’s forestry trade is presently dominated by three countries, Australia, Japan and Korea. Between them, these countries absorbed 74% of New Zealand’s 1995 exports. This market concentration leaves New Zealand vulnerable to downturns in any of these markets and is
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Don Carson retires from FOA

Well known spokesperson Don Carson’s worked his last day at the New Zealand Forest Owners Association last week. He retires after eight years at FOA and decades within the primary industries, at organisations like Federated Farmers and the Wool Board. Sources: Friday offcuts, Timberbi
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Bob Tate remembered for service to forestry

Long-serving PNG forest industry leader, Bob Tate recently died in Port Moresby, aged 70, after suffering a short illness. A memorial mass was celebrated at the Koki United Church Port Moresby on 28 March 2024. Source: Friday Offcuts Born in Sydney, Bob Tate was well known across PNG,
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Pan Pac 50 Years & Growing

50 Years & Growing – Pan Pac Vol II 1993-2023 has been a few years in the making as the book was put on hold during the cyclone but the company has now published the second instalment in Pan Pac’s history. Source: Timberbiz 50 Years & Growing charts the company’s growth since
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