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Forest Enterprises expands Gisborne branch

By | May 17th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

XLam invests for prefab housing boom

By | May 16th, 2018|Categories: 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); [...]

Southern region celebrates excellence in forestry

By | May 14th, 2018|Categories: 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), [...]

Bert Hughes recognised for contribution to forestry

By | May 14th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

Super wood stronger than steel

By | May 14th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

Renalls Masterton using new log truck technology

By | May 11th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

Changing of the guard at Forest Enterprises

By | May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Forest Enterprises News|

Merv Jones retiring after 25 years as Customer Services Manager Merv Jones, Forest Enterprises’ long-standing Customer Services Manager, is retiring on 29 June after 25 years in the role. “I am now a couple of [...]

The Future of Wood – The Story of Abodo Eco Timber

By | April 27th, 2018|Categories: Wood is Good|

New Zealand eco-timber company - Abodo - designs and produces timber products for construction, from sustainable New Zealand forest plantations. Watch their latest video to learn more about what they do.

Gisborne to adopt wood-first policy

By | April 13th, 2018|Categories: Wood is Good|

The Gisborne District Council was to have formally adopted a Wood First Policy on 5 April, the second local authority in New Zealand to do so. At the Wood Processors & Manufacturers' Regional Meeting on [...]

Workplaces, wellness and wood

By | April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Wood is Good|

Wood is the key to increasing workplace productivity according to a new research report. Workplaces, Wellness and Wood, prepared for Forest & Wood Products Australia by strategic research firm Pollinate and the University of Canberra, [...]

Kiwi ingenuity makes shoes from trees

By | March 28th, 2018|Categories: Wood is Good|

Kiwi/San Fran footwear company, Allbirds shot to fame with their merino wool running shoes. They have unveiled their latest innovation, the 'Tree Collection' ­– shoes made from eucalyptus fibre. Allbirds' ethos is about sustainable material innovation. When customers told them [...]

Entries open for 2018 Timber Design Awards

By | March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Wood is Good|

The prestigious NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards 2018 are now calling for entries from companies and individuals wanting to showcase their timber design projects. The Awards celebrates excellence in timber use and innovation in [...]

SKAIO: Germany’s tallest timber building under construction

By | March 21st, 2018|Categories: Wood is Good|

In Heilbronn, Germany, architects Kaden + Lager are building SKAIO, currently the tallest wood building under construction in Germany at ten floors and 34 metres. It's officially hybrid construction, with stair and elevator core built [...]

Kiwibuild programme an opportunity for kiwi-based companies

By | March 12th, 2018|Categories: Wood is Good|

The capacity to build more quality homes is already within New Zealand, instead of overseas, new research from PrefabNZ shows. This is good news for growers and producers of timber in New Zealand. Instead of [...]

Tokyo wows with 70-storey wooden skyscraper

By | February 20th, 2018|Categories: Wood is Good|

Sumitomo Forestry in Japan is venturing into skyscrapers, as the demand for residential homes (its usual market) declines. This industry giant is proposing a 70-storey, 350m tower for Tokyo, called W350. It is a mixed-use building [...]

New leadership for Forest Enterprises

By | February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Forest Enterprises News|

Forestry Director Bert Hughes (pictured) takes up the helm as CEO of Forest Enterprises as Steve Wilton initiates the latest stage of the company’s succession plan by handing the leadership to fellow Directors. Wilton is [...]