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New Zealand Forestry Bulletin, Spring 2020

By |2020-10-14T14:55:18+13:00October 7th, 2020|Forestry Updates|

The latest Spring 2020 issue of the New Zealand Forestry Bulletin was published this October 2020. In this issue - an app to beat the bugs, Tairawhiti debris flood redux - handled better this time, and a plan to transform the forest industry. The Bulletin is published three times per year by the New Zealand Forest [...]

The business of logs: Forest Enterprises & CentrePort

By |2019-11-29T11:18:28+13:00November 29th, 2019|Forestry Updates, Forest Enterprises News|

Forest Enterprises harvested approximately 350,000 tonnes from our Wairarapa harvest this year. We are able to satisfy demand from local sawmills with approximately 35% of our Wairarapa volume and the balance, approximately 230,000 tonnes, was exported via CentrePort in Wellington. CentrePort has released its 2019 Annual Report.  The port has experienced a 27% increase in [...]

New Zealand Forestry Bulletin, Winter 2019

By |2020-10-07T17:55:40+13:00August 6th, 2019|Forestry Updates|

The Winter 2019 issue of the New Zealand Forestry Bulletin was published on 23 July 2019. In this issue - Log price volatility 50 Shades of Green and the realities of land use economics The myth of indigenous versus exotic trees for carbon storage Tolaga Bay one year on The laws around genetically modified organisms [...]

Forestry investment is long term by nature

By |2020-07-31T09:56:10+12:00July 22nd, 2019|Forestry Updates, Forest Enterprises News|

July 2019 | The recent drop in log prices has understandably generated interest from investors about how we respond. It’s important to put price changes into the context of your investment. Forestry investment is long-term Forestry is a long-term investment which is why people like it. Investing in alternative assets like forestry is complementary [...]

New Zealand Forests Facts & Figures 2017/18

By |2019-07-12T12:32:00+12:00July 12th, 2019|Forestry Updates|

Each year, the New Zealand Forest Owners Association, in conjunction with the Ministry for Primary Industries, publishes a highly informative overview of the performance of the New Zealand Plantation Forest Industry, called Facts & Figures. The 2017/2018 edition of Facts & Figures is available in electronic format only, free to download and read. The next issue is [...]

A growing industry vital to our well-being

By |2019-10-22T15:14:17+13:00June 21st, 2019|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

Hawkes Bay Forestry Group, June 2019 - Forestry is an exciting story with many beneficiaries, and is making a serious contribution to the Hawkes Bay economy. At the national level, forestry is pushing to be our 2nd largest export earner and helping us transform to a bio-circular economy. Napier Port is highly dependent on a vibrant [...]

Good land management protects biodiversity in Gisborne forests

By |2019-10-22T15:14:18+13:00June 12th, 2019|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

Forest Enterprises manages 10,000+ hectares of Radiata pine plantation forest in the Gisborne Tairawhiti region. We started buying land here in the early 1990s, particularly after Cyclone Bola. Because of the damage caused, farmers were unable to sustainably farm the land. There was therefore a lot of rural land for sale as pastoral farming on [...]

NZFOA: Emissions Trading announcement is incentive for farmers to plant trees

By |2019-10-22T15:14:18+13:00March 29th, 2019|Forestry Updates|

New Zealand Forest Owners Association, 27 March 2019: Forest owners believe the just announced reform of the Emissions Trading Scheme will encourage farm foresters and hill country pastoral farmers to plant more trees. Farm Forestry Association Chair, Neil Cullen, says carbon average accounting, where a forester is not penalised for harvesting so long as they replant, [...]