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Plantation forestry is good for environmental health

A New Zealand government environmental report is a clear indication that trees are good for soil and water health, according to the Forest Owners Association. Source: Timberbiz The Ministry for the Environment’s latest environmental report scores exotic forestry highly for its low imp
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NZ High Court fines investors $1.3m for breach in buying forests

The High Court in Auckland has ordered overseas investors to pay penalties totalling NZ$1.38 million and legal costs for breaching the Overseas Investment Act. The significant penalty follows a family purchasing five forestry blocks totalling 3600 hectares for $12.8 million. Source: T
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Forestry sector nabs three Good Employer Awards

Three of the four category prizes in the New Zealand Primary Industries’ Good Employer Awards this week have been won by the forest sector. The Forest Owners Association says the result shows the industry has come of age as a leading primary sector industry. Source: Timberbiz FOA Vice
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NZ law to harvest windblown trees voted out by Labour

A law change that would enable the harvesting of windblown trees on New Zealand conservation land following adverse weather events was voted down by Labour. Source: Timberbiz “This legislation would allow the Director-General of Conservation to authorise the removal of specified windb
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NZ forest organisations reject timber shortage is aligned with sales to China

New Zealand’s forest organisations have joined to reject statements that the current shortage of framing timber is caused by foresters selling logs to China and not leaving enough timber to be processed for sale in New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz The Wood Processors and Manufacturers A
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Red Stag to open new CLT plant to address NZ timber shortage

Red Stag in New Zealand has announced that it will open a new wood processing plant in a few weeks to produce CLT. It is hoped that the new plant may help alleviate the country’s timber shortage according to Red Stage group CEO Marty Verry. Source: Timberbiz The plant, says Verry, wil
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Farm Foresters conference shows what’s needed to meet future needs

Farm foresters in New Zealand are now fully informed on how to play a role in helping role solve NZ land use issues according to the incoming Farm Foresters Association president, Graham West.  This is after their 5-day annual conference in Wellington where they were addressed by the
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NZ Timber supply shortage as China exports ramp up

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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The past 12 months have proved that good communication is vital. Staying in touch has never been more important. The timber industry has proved its resilience in the face of fires, floods, export issues and a pandemic. The processing industry has responded with energy, and the announc
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First time global hybrid event for timber tech in Australia

As the number one event in Australia, the Frame Australia conference has been attracting professionals in offsite timber and wood building design and construction for 23 years. Source: Timberbiz Under its new title – Timber Offsite Construction – this year’s event will be
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