The Hawke’s Bay area is in the east of New Zealand’s North Island, south of Gisborne. The region has 130,000 hectares under radiata pine, mostly in private ownership, including corporate forest owners, iwi, farmers and investors like ours. It has well-established forestry infrastructure including a significant mill, a busy export port and rail transport links.
Pan Pac Forest Products’ pulp and sawmill has been operating at Whirinaki since 1971. It dominates the Hawke’s Bay wood processing industry and is one of New Zealand’s largest radiata pine sawmills.
Export log volumes through the Port of Napier for the 12 months to September 2023 were 2.5 millon tonnes.