Forest Enterprises News

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Updates about our people, our company and our investments

Steve Wilton awarded NZIF Fellowship

By | July 18th, 2018|Forest Enterprises News|

Forest Enterprises Special Projects Director, Steve Wilton has been made a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry (NZIF). The honour of Fellow is bestowed on a member who has been recognised by NZIF peers as having achieved eminence in the forestry profession. This from Steve's Fellow nomination: Steve Wilton has 27 years of achievement in [...]

A million tonnes expected from Forest Enterprises’ Hawkes Bay harvest

By | July 6th, 2018|Forest Enterprises News|

Forest Enterprises expects to harvest a million tonnes from the forest estate we manage in the Hawkes Bay. We manage 1,289 hectares of radiata pine forest in Hawkes Bay region (four forestry investments), representing approximately 7% of our total estate under management. These are our youngest forest investments and their harvest is a few years away [...]

Horse riding park coming to Carterton forest

By | June 28th, 2018|Forest Enterprises News|

On 5 June, the partnership between Carterton District Council, Dalefield Horse Riders and Forest Enterprises was formalised with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the use of Council's Kaipatangata Forest block for recreational horse riding. Forest Enterprises manages the council-owned forestry block. An ideal location for recreational horse riding, all parties recognise [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Changing of the guard at Forest Enterprises

By | May 2nd, 2018|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 years past the ‘official’ retirement age and am looking forward to the other challenges I want to move on to.” [...]

New leadership for Forest Enterprises

By | February 2nd, 2018|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 taking on the new role of Special Projects Director, retiring from his responsibilities as Managing Director. Hughes retains his forestry [...]

Forest Enterprises expands with Gisborne-based appointment

By | September 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 [...]

Forest Enterprises now licensed

By | October 7th, 2016|Forest Enterprises News|

On 3 October 2016, Forest Enterprises Limited was licensed under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 to manage Managed Investment Schemes (excluding managed funds) which are primarily invested in forestry assets. This was a major milestone for our company. Read more in our press release here, or in these articles: Scoop Radio New Zealand WoodWeek