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Log Market - February

At wharf gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand increased on average 12-13 NZD per JASm3 over the last two months. This is due to a combination of increases in the CFR sale prices in China and a reduction in ocean freight costs. A grade export now sells for up to 142 USD per JASm3 in China and 155 USD per JASm3 in India.

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Quick Six - February

Following are our six topics of recent forestry related news items that we have chosen to share with you for this month. We hope you find them informative, educational and enlightening.

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PF Olsen planting initiatives supports good outcomes

Three years ago PF Olsen, with the support of their clients and forest owners, introduced pre-start planting workshops, mid-season BBQ lunches and competition days and grocery voucher incentives and rewards linked to performance and drug free crews.

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Creating a client-centric culture

Creating a client-centric culture depends on a number of factors, such as leadership behaviour, company policies, customer relationships, products and services, and most importantly, our employees.

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Log Market - December

The sale prices for New Zealand logs in China remains stable. Ocean freight costs have reduced by $2-3 USD per JASm3, but the strengthening of the NZD against the USD more than offset the gains from the reduction in shipping costs. The overall result was an average $5 NZD per JASm3 reduction in December prices for At Wharf Gate (AWG) process for export logs offered at ports around New Zealand.

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Quick Six - December

Following are our six topics of recent forestry related news items that we have chosen to share with you for this month. We hope you find them informative, educational and enlightening.

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Forest Growers Research conference

The annual Forest Growers Research conference was held in Tauranga from 16th – 18th October and attracted over 145 people over the course of the three days. Forest owners, large and small, researchers, industry advisers, MPI officials, Regional Council representatives and log exporters attended.

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What can we aspire to?

“A one size fits all” solution will not work if we are to be as successful in the next 40 years of operation, as we have in the last 40.

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Clarky's Comment

Unless emitters are really motivated to reduce emissions New Zealand will be fighting an uphill battle in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions profile.

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