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Kiwi company makes ‘green’ graphite from forestry waste

By | June 20th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

Forest Enterprises’ korero with Assoc. Minister of Forestry

By | June 13th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

New Zealand Forestry Bulletin, Autumn 2018

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

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); [...]

Japan team invents ‘wood alcohol’ drink

By | May 15th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

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 [...]