Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Forestry


Forest value lies far beyond logs

Forest value lies far beyond logs

Richard RennieApr 22, 2024
Producing bio-products such as wood-based fuels and chemical compounds could unlock billions, industry group says.

Foresta moves on forest contract

Richard RennieApr 15, 2024
Aus forestry tech company secures 150,000t a year contract with PF Olsen.

Seed islands to help regenerate Northland forest

Farmers WeeklyApr 9, 2024
Craigmore launches native planting projects that will harness birds and wind to spread further afield.

Green fuel option lies in trees

Richard RennieApr 9, 2024
Australian company plans BoP wood pellet plant alongside higher value pine chemicals facility.


Early signs of teetering for A-grade logs 

Early signs of teetering for A-grade logs 

Reece BrickMar 27, 2024
Summer gains in wharfgate prices were built on rickety foundations, and prices have already begun to weaken, writes Reece Brick.
Otiwhiti training school will survive Aus sale

Otiwhiti training school will survive Aus sale

Farmers WeeklyMar 6, 2024
Farm forestry estate acquired by New Forests with OIO approval.
Review of forestry’s ETS duties begins

Review of forestry’s ETS duties begins

Farmers WeeklyFeb 29, 2024
National keeping election promise to sector, McClay says.
Tech meets need for less forestry slash

Tech meets need for less forestry slash

Richard RennieFeb 5, 2024
The forestry industry has met the slash challenge with clever use of existing tech.
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 ‘Seed money’ sought for eucalypts project

Farmers WeeklyJan 30, 2024
Expressions of interest invited for research and breeding programme.
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Forestry to launch ‘whole of industry’ lobby group

Farmers WeeklyJan 19, 2024
New Zealand Forest & Wood Sector Forum will represent sector to government.
Forestry pours acid on scientist’s claims 

Forestry pours acid on scientist’s claims 

Richard RennieJan 9, 2024
Soil degradation claims draw scathing response from researchers.
Carbon farming needs long-term rules

Carbon farming needs long-term rules

Keith WoodfordDec 8, 2023
If the rules change every three years, forestry policy will simply lurch from crisis to crisis, Keith Woodford says.
Project looks at Agroforestry benefits in Canterbury plains

Project looks at Agroforestry benefits in Canterbury plains

Guest writerDec 6, 2023
New research is looking at the benefits of planting trees in paddock corners outside the reach of irrigation pivots on dairy systems.
Ag Symposium shines light on exotic and native trees

Ag Symposium shines light on exotic and native trees

Neal WallaceDec 5, 2023
Fir, poplar can aid transition to restoring indigenous forests.
ETS stability a must for new minister, forestry says 

ETS stability a must for new minister, forestry says 

Richard RennieNov 30, 2023
Investors getting cold feet as sector is racked by uncertainty.
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Big carbon farming decisions lie ahead

Keith WoodfordNov 22, 2023
While the politics plays out, new forest plantings are grinding to a halt, Keith Woodford says.
Pine trees aerial

New AI tool to help ease forestry management

Farmers WeeklyNov 21, 2023
A new ‘tree-counting’ tool uses the click of a button to inventory plantation stocks.
Logs get green light for India exports

Logs get green light for India exports

Richard RennieNov 15, 2023
MPI extends fumigation-on-arrival amnesty for shipments.
Getting to the root of pine challenges

Getting to the root of pine challenges

Richard RennieNov 15, 2023
What makes pines thrive in some areas but not others? Scion researchers are part of a multi-country project to answer that question by looking at, and beyond, the trees.
Dairy farmers drop cows for trees as pathway to mixed land use

Dairy farmers drop cows for trees as pathway to mixed land use

Richard RennieNov 6, 2023
Total earnings are up 33%, and greenhouse gases emissions down by a third.
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Have your say on new forestry qualifications

Farmers WeeklyNov 3, 2023
Muka Tangata working with industry on the development of a full suite of qualifications.
Nod to ‘global significance’ of Te Whare Nui o Tuteata 

Nod to ‘global significance’ of Te Whare Nui o Tuteata 

Farmers WeeklyNov 3, 2023
Innovative timber building recognised for sustainability at NZ Timber Design Awards.
Foresters, councils at odds on new regs

Foresters, councils at odds on new regs

Richard RennieNov 2, 2023
Forest waste management and some planting decisions devolve to local authorities.
Forestry sounds warning on council regs

Forestry sounds warning on council regs

Neal WallaceNov 1, 2023
Sector fears being made scapegoat for storm and water damage.
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Forestry set to log worst year in a while

Reece BrickOct 27, 2023
Deep cuts are being inflicted on the industry at home and abroad, writes AgriHQ analyst Reece Brick.
New forestry rules good news for rural communities

New forestry rules good news for rural communities

Federated FarmersOct 25, 2023
Environmental damage from poor harvesting practices had to be addressed, Feds says.
Slash competition a winner for Tairāwhiti

Slash competition a winner for Tairāwhiti

Richard RennieOct 24, 2023
Taking its cue from a global tech award, Scion is incentivising local tech to find a solution to the problem of forestry debris.
Aussies could give forest carbon a boost

Aussies could give forest carbon a boost

Richard RennieOct 12, 2023
Forestry initiatives and political signals add to sector’s appeal while NZ counterpart droops.
Scion hones tools to meet red needle cast

Scion hones tools to meet red needle cast

Farmers WeeklyOct 10, 2023
Unyielding pine plantation disease in sights, from microscopes to aerial surveillance.
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ETS fees sting foresters into action

Richard RennieOct 10, 2023
Commerical forestry launches High Court action against proposed new fee structure.
Regulation change empowers councils on forestry

Regulation change empowers councils on forestry

Farmers WeeklyOct 3, 2023
Many planning, slash removal and wilding control decisions will rest with local authorities.
New forestry levy slated by industry

New forestry levy slated by industry

BusinessDeskSep 25, 2023
‘Significant new tax’ is ‘very, very poor practice’.
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Rule change on logs could kickstart India trade

Richard RennieSep 22, 2023
Fumigation on ship or destination could give logs to India trade a boost.
Foreign forestry buyers snapped up 450,000 ha before regs changed

Foreign forestry buyers snapped up 450,000 ha before regs changed

Neal WallaceSep 1, 2023
Trend appears to be reversing since rules were tightened.
NZ needs ‘700,000ha of new trees, starting now’ 

NZ needs ‘700,000ha of new trees, starting now’ 

Neal WallaceSep 1, 2023
‘We’re running out of time,’ climate change minister warns.
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Rural Land makes profit, holds course

Farmers WeeklyAug 28, 2023
Company has bought back 300,000 shares since announcing the policy in May.
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Forestry frustrated by ETS turmoil

Richard RennieAug 16, 2023
Ill-timed and over-reaching, says planters of government plans to reform scheme.
Biofuel plant a slash option for Gisborne

Biofuel plant a slash option for Gisborne

Richard RennieAug 14, 2023
But regional challenge will require multi-pronged approach, mayor cautions.
Forest planting moving faster than feared

Forest planting moving faster than feared

Farmers WeeklyAug 9, 2023
New report updates scale and pace of sheep and beef land shifting to tree farming.
ACC commercial forestry interests grow

ACC commercial forestry interests grow

Neal WallaceAug 4, 2023
Forestry represents just 0.1% of ACC’s investment portfolio, it says.
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