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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 [...]

New Zealand Forest Facts & Figures 2016/17

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

Norway claims bragging rights to world’s highest timber building

By | January 19th, 2018|Categories: Wood is Good|

In their post Another tall timber building record seeker (18 January 2017), NZ Logger tells of plans by the Norwegians to build the world's highest timber building. The 81m high, 18-storey Mjøstårnet building, constructed entirely from [...]

New Zealand Forestry Bulletin, Summer 2017

By | January 15th, 2018|Categories: Forestry Updates|

The latest Summer 2017 issue of the New Zealand Forestry Bulletin was published on 19 December 2017. In this issue - New World (D Rhodes Opinion Piece) Shane Jones - Backing One Billion Trees Scion scientists recognised [...]

New Zealand Forestry Bulletin, Winter 2017

By | September 13th, 2017|Categories: Forestry Updates|

The Winter 2017 issue of the New Zealand Forestry Bulletin was published on 31 August 2017. In this issue - Bob Jones goes wooden with world's tallest timber office tower End of Steep Land Harvest Programme marks [...]

Forest Enterprises expands with Gisborne-based appointment

By | September 1st, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

World’s tallest wooden office tower planned for Wellington

By | August 11th, 2017|Categories: Wood is Good|

There is great excitement across the engineering and forestry sectors as Sir Bob Jones announces plans to erect the world's tallest wooden office building in central Wellington. Jones says laminated timber is far more earthquake [...]

‘Plyscraper’ projects push the boundaries

By | July 30th, 2017|Categories: Wood is Good|

Architecture & Design's latest article explores six wooden ‘plyscraper’ projects from around the world that push the boundaries of sustainability and engineered timber construction. Read the full article online. Featured image: Named after the tallest living [...]

New Zealand Forestry Bulletin, Autumn 2017

By | April 1st, 2017|Categories: Forestry Updates|

The Autumn 2017 issue of the New Zealand Forestry Bulletin was published on 31 March 2017. In this issue - NZIER Report on Forestry - Strong Economic & Environment Contributions Back Country Farm Reasons to Look to Forestry [...]

Harvest time for New Zealand forestry

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: Forestry Updates|

Con Williams, Rural Economist at ANZ - New Zealand’s forestry sector is experiencing a period of strong returns fuelled by a combination of steady Chinese demand, restrictions in export markets on native-forest harvesting, low shipping [...]

Facts & Figures 2015/2016

By | January 16th, 2017|Categories: Forestry Updates|

The 2015/2016 edition of the New Zealand Forest Owners Association Facts & Figures publication is available to download and read here. Visit the Forest Owners' Association Facts & Figures web page to order a printed copy of this publication, and [...]

New Zealand Forestry Bulletin, Spring 2016

By | October 31st, 2016|Categories: Forestry Updates|

The Spring 2016 issue of the Forest Owners Association's New Zealand Forestry Bulletin was published on 20 October 2016. In this issue - Mind the Log Gap Eucalypt Beetles Test GIA Assurances For Forest Owners [...]

Forest Enterprises now licensed

By | October 7th, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]