/Nikki Coulmann

About Nikki Coulmann

Nikki's priority as Marketing Manager is Forest Enterprises' communication with our investors, with a focus on the website and the promotion of our new issue investments to potential new clients. She works closely with Customer Services Manager Merv Jones.

Kiwi company makes ‘green’ graphite from forestry waste

By | June 20th, 2018|Wood is Good|

Blenheim company CarbonScape has patented and innovative method for turning waste sawdust, such as from common radiata pine, into valuable graphite. Graphite is used in many applications such as lithium-ion batteries and is considered a 'strategic mineral' by the US. It is currently mined, with the bulk coming from China, and synthetic graphite is produced [...]

Forest Enterprises’ korero with Assoc. Minister of Forestry

By | June 13th, 2018|Forestry Updates, Forest Enterprises News|

Associate Minister of Forestry, Honourable Meka Whaitiri met with Forest Enterprises at their Masterton office during her visit to the Wairarapa on 7 June. The Minister’s Office approached the New Zealand-owned forestry investment company, wishing to talk about the Government’s forestry priorities. Forest Enterprises manages more than 20,000 hectares of radiata pine forest in the [...]

New Zealand Forestry Bulletin, Autumn 2018

By | May 31st, 2018|Forestry Updates|

The latest Autumn 2018 issue of the New Zealand Forestry Bulletin was published on 25 May 2018. In this issue - Global trends augur well for tree market future (D Rhodes - Opinion Piece) Harvesting companies' certification and mechanisation brings safer harvesting NES-PF operational ForestWood 2018: Forestry is truly in the spotlight Te Uru Rakau - the [...]

Forest Enterprises expands Gisborne branch

By | May 17th, 2018|Forest Enterprises News|

Forest Enterprises and Logic Forest Solutions expand in Gisborne and conclude their two-year strategic alliance The success of the strategic alliance between forest investment manager Forest Enterprises and Gisborne-based forest services company Logic Forest Solutions has led to an expansion of both companies in Gisborne and the mutual decision to play to their strengths independently. [...]

XLam invests for prefab housing boom

By | May 16th, 2018|Wood is Good|

Nelson-based XLam helps make prefabricated buildings and has invested $35 million in the business, as it anticipates a boom in the market for prefab homes. XLam is New Zealand's only manufacturer of cross-laminated timber (CLT); panels of layered timber boards, currently radiata pine, used to make certain prefab buildings that can be largely constructed off-site. [...]

Japan team invents ‘wood alcohol’ drink

By | May 15th, 2018|Wood is Good|

Researchers at Japan's Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute have invented a way of producing an alcoholic drink made from wood. They are able to preserve the specific flavour of each tree's wood. So far, they have produced tipples from cedar, birch and cherry. The team hopes to have their 'wood alcohol' on shelves within three years. [...]

Southern region celebrates excellence in forestry

By | May 14th, 2018|Forestry Updates|

Three of Forest Enterprises' Wairarapa-based contractors took awards at the 2018 Southern North Island Wood Council Awards on Friday 11 May, in recognition of their high professional standards in forestry - Havard Logging (Dawson & Havard Limited), C3 and Wairarapa Forestry Services Limited. Harvesting contractor Dawson & Havard Limited won two categories - Contractor of the Year, [...]

Bert Hughes recognised for contribution to forestry

By | May 14th, 2018|Forest Enterprises News|

Forest Enterprises is pleased to announce that CEO & Forestry Director Bert Hughes was recognised by industry peers for his contribution to the forestry sector, at the Southern North Island Wood Council Awards on Friday 11 May 2018. This award recognises the performance of an individual who has made a significant contribution to the forestry industry [...]

Super wood stronger than steel

By | May 14th, 2018|Wood is Good|

Materials that are both strong and tough are difficult to find in nature, but a team from the University of Maryland has succeeded in 'densifying' wood to make it stronger than steel - but six times lighter. Read more: Super Wood - Rebekah White for New Zealand Geographic UMD Researchers Create Super Wood Stronger Than [...]

Renalls Masterton using new log truck technology

By | May 11th, 2018|Wood is Good|

Masterton company Renalls is one of the local cartage companies that transports logs from the Wairarapa forests we manage. In this video, Renalls driver Keith Bennett talks about the benefits of the advanced trailer system which allows load flexibility with their multipurpose self-loading truck.