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The latest innovations in wood impacting use and global demand

Timber Design Awards winners ingenious, sophisticated and beautiful

By | September 21st, 2018|Wood is Good|

Friday Offcuts, 21.9.18  ||  Entries in the 2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards demonstrated new and different ways to use timber that nevertheless meet all building codes and criteria as well as being beautiful. Timber industry and design professionals were honoured for their creativity and ingenuity at a gala event that ran in Auckland last [...]

Forest Call Episode 6

By | September 20th, 2018|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

Forest Call Episode 6 looks at native trees with a trip to Matakana and other species including eucalyptus. Plus, Don Carson interviews Peter Berg FNZIF, current board member of Forest Growers Research Ltd. Growing the forest story: Forest Call Forestry has come out of the shadows into the spotlight. Our industry is undoubtedly New Zealand’s main [...]

Energy from wood is good for the country

By | September 7th, 2018|Wood is Good|

Friday Offcuts, 7 September 2018  ||  Bioenergy production using wood from locally grown and sustainably managed forests can provide one of the lowest carbon energy options for New Zealand. New information from Scion explains the role of planted forests in the plant-driven carbon cycle. The amount of carbon in the plant-driven carbon cycle remains constant. In [...]

Cutting-edge NZ timber tech could change the future of construction

By | September 7th, 2018|Wood is Good|

Cutting-edge timber technology developed in Christchurch could change the future of construction and how buildings react to earthquakes. The new Beatrice Tinsley building, at the University of Canterbury's (UC) Ilam campus, is under construction utilising UC-patented technology. Pres-Lam has been developed for multi-storey timber construction. Pres-Lam is the name given to the construction technique, or [...]

Forest Call Episode 5

By | September 6th, 2018|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

Forest Call Episode 5 makes a call on Climate Change, what trees can do about resisting it and how it works. Plus an interview with Murray Sherwin, Chair of the New Zealand Productivity Commision following the release of the Commission's final report on a low-emissions economy. Read more: Productivity Commission Report heralds massive land conversion [...]

Forest Call Episode 4

By | August 31st, 2018|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

Forest Call Episode 4 looks at high rise timber construction using laminated veneer lumber engineering for the Beatrice Tinsley Building at the University of Canterbury and where LVL is made at Nelson Pine. Growing the forest story: Forest Call Forestry has come out of the shadows into the spotlight. Our industry is undoubtedly New Zealand’s [...]

Forest Call Episode 3

By | August 31st, 2018|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

In Episode 3 of Forest Call, Don Carson talks to Paul Burridge about the career opportunities for young people in forestry – the sector with the most guaranteed growth curve. This episode also examines how a root fungus is being used to replace fungicides and promote healthier trees. Growing the forest story: Forest Call Forestry has come [...]

Forest Call Episode 2

By | August 31st, 2018|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

Episode 2 of Forest Call looks at falcons and kaka, two quite different examples of endangered bird species in our plantation forests. And Don Carson talks to Scion’s fire research team in Christchurch who are bracing for the predicted increase in extreme fires, such as Port Hills in 2017. Growing the forest story: Forest Call [...]

Forest Call Episode 1

By | August 31st, 2018|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

Join Don Carson for an inside look into Forestry in New Zealand. This show has an extensive interview with Forestry Minister Shane Jones plus new technology being used in our forests. Growing the forest story: Forest Call Forestry has come out of the shadows into the spotlight. Our industry is undoubtedly New Zealand’s main weapon [...]

Is forestry biomass carbon neutral?

By | July 18th, 2018|Wood is Good|

WoodWeek, 18 July 2018   ||   Wood energy will play a vital role in helping New Zealand transition to a low-emissions future through conversions that replace fossil fuel use for heat and process energy. The Carbon Zero Bill - the legislation that will guide New Zealand to becoming carbon neutral by 2050 – is now out for [...]