Pan Pac Forest Products
’ pulp and sawmill at Whirinaki specialises in Radiata pine and produces pulp, woodchip and lumber for a range of applications and international markets. Pan Pac is one of the largest producers of appearance grade lumber in New Zealand and is the largest exporter to Asia of appearance grade product.
Learn about Hawkes Bay Regional Council’s strategies for supporting the region’s forestry sector and for land management, on their website.
The Hawkes Bay’s forestry sector development organisation is the Hawkes Bay Forestry Group, of which Forest Enterprises is one of their eleven commercial members. The Group’s purpose is “to enhance the role of commercial forestry and processing in the Hawkes Bay”.
With significant harvest activity already underway in Hawkes Bay, Napier Port is playing a key role in getting regional rail back on track as a vital transport link for moving log exports. The Port is also committed to improving its log storage facilities in preparation for increased wood flows. Read more in their latest Annual Report 2017. During the days following the Kaikoura Earthquake in 2016, our export logs from Wairarapa were re-routed to Napier Port while CentrePort in Wellington recovered its port operations.
Regional economic growth is being driven locally through the Hawkes Bay Regional Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan, and centrally through the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment. For more information about investing in Hawkes Bay, download and read this Hawkes Bay investment profile from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.