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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 [...]

Forest Call Episode 10

By |2018-10-17T09:04:46+13:00October 17th, 2018|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

NZFOA  ||  Episode 10 is the final in the Forest Call series. Don Carson looks at pests, diseases and the science going into our forestry industry. Forest Call is produced by the New Zealand Forest Owners' Association. Growing the forest story: Forest Call Forestry has come out of the shadows into the spotlight. Our industry [...]

Forest Call Episode 9

By |2019-03-05T08:20:00+13:00October 17th, 2018|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

NZFOA  ||  Episode 9 of Forest Call features Geoff Thompson from the Forest Growers Levy Board, and a report on new technology to fight moths from Scion, New Zealand's crown research institute for forestry. Forest Call is produced by the New Zealand Forest Owners' Association. Growing the forest story: Forest Call Forestry has come out of [...]

Forest Call Episode 8 featuring Dan Fraser

By |2018-10-03T12:44:12+13:00September 28th, 2018|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

NZFOA  ||  In Episode 8, Forest Call examines the industry problem of harvest debris and ways of managing vulnerable landscapes. Don Carson visits Ormond Forest in Gisborne with Dan Fraser from Forest Enterprises to talk about strategies for harvest management on the East Coast. Don also interviews Forest Owners Association President Peter Weir. Forest Call is [...]

Forest Call Episode 7

By |2018-10-03T12:45:34+13:00September 28th, 2018|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

NZFOA  ||  Episode 7 of Forest Call focuses on health and safety. Forestry gets bad press for safety performance. However, in real terms, the forest industry does a better job of health and safety than any other major primary industry. On this episode, we find out how. Forest Call is produced by the New Zealand Forest Owners' [...]

Timber Design Awards winners ingenious, sophisticated and beautiful

By |2019-10-22T15:14:19+13:00September 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 |2018-10-03T12:50:27+13:00September 20th, 2018|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

NZFOA  ||  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. Forest Call is produced by the New Zealand Forest Owners' Association. Growing the forest story: Forest Call Forestry has come out [...]

Energy from wood is good for the country

By |2018-09-12T16:05:59+13:00September 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 |2018-09-12T15:55:49+13:00September 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 [...]