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People, our greatest asset

It is with great pleasure that I welcome Nikki Iuli to the team at PF Olsen into our newly created role of Group Director of Human Resources.

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Log Market - July

The CFR sale prices in China for New Zealand logs dropped dramatically in the second half of June. Indeed, from a sale price of 130 USD per JAS m3 for A grade the price dropped 15 USD in one week. Most exporters consider the market bottomed in early July with the lowest A grade sales in the 105-110 USD range.

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Quick Six - July

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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Log Market - June

Due to the drop in the AWG log prices the PF Olsen Log Price Index for June decreased $2 to $128. The index is currently $1 below the two-year average, $2 above the three-year average, and $10 higher than the five-year average.

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Quick Six - June

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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Industry with a bright future

We have an amazing industry full of diverse opportunities and unfortunately not many people know enough about it, and what they do know, is often based on a small volume of unfavorable but significant events.

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Log Market - May

For the first time in a while virtually all mills report good log supply. The domestic market for logs has continued the very stable yet unspectacular start to 2019. Most mills expect domestic demand for sawn timber to reduce over the winter months. There are high stocks of sawn timber in most Asian markets.

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Kauri Snails

Kauri snails found by crew in Northland forest prompting collaboration and quick thinking between DOC and PF Olsen to devise a management solution.

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ISO 45001:2018 Audit

In March PF Olsen added the new ISO Standard AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, to our certifications. PF Olsen New Zealand and Australia now hold AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018 alongside ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015.

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