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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]