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Virtually a timber design centre for NZ

An agreement to create an industry advisory service for building designers will promote and facilitate greater use of timber in New Zealand buildings, says Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service deputy director general Jason Wilson. Source: Timberbiz “This advisory service, called
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Six more farms to be converted to forests in NZ

New Zealand’s Overseas Investment Office has approved the sale of another six farms for conversion to forestry under the special forestry test. Introduced in 2018 to encourage more tree planting – farming groups have raised alarm at the rate of farms being sold through the speci
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Scion celebrates 75 years of forest research

Since it was established in 1947, the Forest Research Institute, which we now call Scion, has played a significant role in forest research for New Zealand. This year, the Crown Research Institute (CRI) turns 75 and continues to deliver impact for New Zealand, not just across the fores
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Health care company Bupa to plant 5000 Trees That Count

The announcement of Bupa Foundation legacy forest locations across New Zealand confirms Bupa Foundation’s commitment to the sustainable work of Trees That Count. The community tree planting locations will be at Pirimai Walkway Planting Project in Napier, Waiwhakareke Heritage Park in
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Largest redwood forestry estate in Australasia up for sale

The largest redwood forestry estate in Australasia, spread across more than 8,000 hectares of freehold land in New Zealand, is being offered for sale through Arotahi Agribusiness. Source: Voxy The New Zealand Redwood Company is divesting the large estate, held in four blocks across th
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Winner of Primary Industries award for restoration project

Working under the spectre of Kauri disease, Northland iwi Te Roroa is acutely aware of the need for strict biosecurity rules to protect its ambitious ecological restoration project. This makes winning the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) 2021 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards ‘
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NZ’s urgent need to reopen exports to India

New Zealand’s Forest Owners Association wants a delegation of government ministers to urgently go to India to try to re-open the export log market there, following the New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority approval for EDN fumigation of export log stacks. Source: Timberbiz Th
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Pine-to-natives forest conversion clear 110 hectares

About 110 hectares of rugged terrain have been cleared of wilding pines as part of New Zealand’s largest ‘pine to natives’ forest conversion project adjacent to the Maungataniwha Native Forest in inland Hawke’s Bay.  Source: Timberbiz The work was paid for by a NZ$15,000 grant from th
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C3 Log Vessel Grapple delivers unparalleled safety and flexibility

C3 Limited has officially unveiled the new C3 Log Vessel Grapple (LVG) at the Port of Tauranga in New Zealand. Held exclusively by C3 Limited, and developed in collaboration with industry partner, Page Macrae Engineering and customers, the revolutionary log loading technology is set t
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Community to decide if exotics to be excluded from NZ ETS

The Government is proposing to exclude exotic forests like radiata pine from the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to better manage carbon farming and is asking for community feedback. Source: Waikato Herald The new permanent forest category of the ETS, which comes into force
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