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New Zealand Forestry Bulletin, Winter 2017

By |2018-01-15T10:10:39+13:00September 13th, 2017|Forestry Updates|

The Winter 2017 issue of the New Zealand Forestry Bulletin was published on 31 August 2017. In this issue - Bob Jones goes wooden with world's tallest timber office tower End of Steep Land Harvest Programme marks new beginning to get boots off the slope Dances with wolves (Opinion Piece by D Rhodes, FOA Chief Executive) One [...]

Forest Enterprises expands with Gisborne-based appointment

By |2017-09-13T11:21:56+12:00September 1st, 2017|Forest Enterprises News|

Professional forester Dan Fraser joined Forest Enterprises in August in the new executive role of Gisborne Regional Manager to boost the management our expanding harvest programme. This is our first appointment outside of home base Masterton and brings our team to 17 for the first time. Read more in our press release here, or in these [...]

World’s tallest wooden office tower planned for Wellington

By |2019-10-22T15:14:23+13:00August 11th, 2017|Wood is Good|

There is great excitement across the engineering and forestry sectors as Sir Bob Jones announces plans to erect the world's tallest wooden office building in central Wellington. Jones says laminated timber is far more earthquake resilient and fire resistant than steel or reinforced concrete and is also more environmentally friendly. The new 12-storey office block on [...]

‘Plyscraper’ projects push the boundaries

By |2019-10-22T15:14:24+13:00July 30th, 2017|Wood is Good|

Architecture & Design's latest article explores six wooden ‘plyscraper’ projects from around the world that push the boundaries of sustainability and engineered timber construction. Read the full article online. Featured image: Named after the tallest living tree on earth, Hypérion is a 50-metre-tall residential tower in Bordeaux France that will be built with a cross-laminated timber [...]

New Zealand Forestry Bulletin, Autumn 2017

By |2019-10-22T15:14:24+13:00April 1st, 2017|Forestry Updates|

The Autumn 2017 issue of the New Zealand Forestry Bulletin was published on 31 March 2017. In this issue - NZIER Report on Forestry - Strong Economic & Environment Contributions Back Country Farm Reasons to Look to Forestry Fewer Cows & More Trees in NZ Jungle Book Meets a Bugs Life Fighting Fires With Science Forest Safety Learning: [...]

Harvest time for New Zealand forestry

By |2017-07-12T17:09:13+12:00March 30th, 2017|Forestry Updates|

Con Williams, Rural Economist at ANZ - New Zealand’s forestry sector is experiencing a period of strong returns fuelled by a combination of steady Chinese demand, restrictions in export markets on native-forest harvesting, low shipping costs, a local building boom and a supportive NZ dollar (Bluenotes, 21 March 2017). Read Con Williams' article and download the [...]