Updates about our people, our company and our investments

Investment forests in good shape after East Coast weather bombs

By |2022-06-20T16:31:47+12:00June 20th, 2022|Investor News, Forest Enterprises News|

The weather bombs that hit the East Coast in February and March this year were widely reported in the news. Many operating forests in the region saw significant damage from flooding. Gisborne District council declared a state of emergency, closing all infrastructure to heavy transport for a period. The flooding and state of emergency resulted [...]

Forest Enterprises achieves FSC certification for investments

By |2022-06-10T15:57:30+12:00June 9th, 2022|Investor News, Forest Enterprises News|

Forest Enterprises has achieved Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C168647) responsible forest management and chain-of-custody certification for 19 forests the company manages on behalf of its retail investors. These are the first registered managed investment schemes in New Zealand to be FSC certified. FSC is an international NGO that promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically [...]

Gordon Wong on the ‘natural law’ of forestry investment

By |2022-03-17T10:50:05+13:00March 11th, 2022|Forest Enterprises News|

This year, Forest Enterprises turns 50. Founded in Masterton in 1972, Forest Enterprises is one of New Zealand’s leading forestry investment managers, and remains locally owned and operated. Legal Services Director and co-owner, Gordon Wong reflects on his 30-year relationship with the company, for him an era of innovation, success and a sense of family. [...]

Investor Update, Summer 2021

By |2022-03-11T16:21:39+13:00December 23rd, 2021|Investor Updates, Forest Enterprises News|

This year, despite the disruption caused by the Covid-19 challenges we all face, we’ve made remarkable progress on our aim to become certified for responsible forest management. We thank Malte Coulmann, our Southern North Island Regional Manager, and Hannah Harvey, our Environmental & Risk Manager for all their hard work on this. The international [...]

The opportunities and risks of forest investment for individuals – Bert Hughes & Gordon Wong

By |2021-12-22T11:44:05+13:00December 22nd, 2021|Investor News, Forestry Updates, Forest Enterprises News|

An article by Forest Enterprises directors Bert Hughes and Gordon Wong about forestry investment for individuals was published in the New Zealand Journal of Forestry in November 2021 (Vol. 66, No.3). Abstract:  Forestry can be classed an as alternative investment, compared with other classifications such as shares, commercial property or bonds. Alternative investments as a [...]

Forest Enterprises announces Liz Brown as company shareholder and director

By |2021-12-23T11:21:10+13:00December 9th, 2021|Forest Enterprises News|

Forestry investment company Forest Enterprises welcomes Group Finance Manager Liz Brown as a shareholder and executive director. The company's five existing shareholders invited Brown to become a co-owner in recognition of her leadership and business acumen. “Liz joined Forest Enterprises in 2016 as our harvest business was experiencing rapid growth. She has been vital to [...]

Forestry investments prove resilient

By |2021-11-18T11:20:35+13:00November 18th, 2021|Forest Enterprises News|

Forest Enterprises says more investors looking to forestry sector after Covid-19. One benefit of investing in forestry, says Bert Hughes, CEO and Forestry Director of Forest Enterprises, is that it is not affected by the short-term peaks and troughs of the economy. It’s much less prone to unexpected economic shocks that can shake the share [...]

Why forestry is so investible

By |2021-09-22T11:37:45+12:00September 22nd, 2021|Investor News, Forest Enterprises News|

As we approached the release of our latest investment offer - Pukekōwhai Forest Investment - we've been talking with potential investors about why forestry is so investible. Giving investors access to the best There are very few opportunities for individuals to invest in forestry in New Zealand due to the scale required for successful forestry [...]

Mechanised harvesting – more timber, less waste and safer

By |2021-12-21T14:38:39+13:00September 22nd, 2021|Forest Enterprises News|

Forest Enterprises’ determination to improve health and safety and environmental performance is driving its implementation of mechanised harvest systems. Mechanised harvesting means fewer foresters on chainsaws. It’s safer. Plus, it causes less disturbance to the land and improves productivity. “Such practices are part of a new era for harvesting in New Zealand”, says Dan Fraser, [...]

Forest Enterprises wins East Coast environmental award

By |2021-07-02T13:14:09+12:00May 25th, 2021|Investor News, Forest Enterprises News|

Forest Enterprises won the Environmental Management Award at the 2021 Eastland Forestry Awards in Gisborne on 21 May 2021. This award recognises Forest Enterprises for its leadership in harvest catchment management and planning, and for supporting contractors to implement innovative mechanised harvesting systems. A key principle of forestry investment is to protect the underlying asset [...]

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