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Log Market - November

At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for export logs delivered to ports around New Zealand in November increased by an average of 5 NZD per JASm3. Since July the average AWG prices has now increased by approximately 25 NZD per JASm3.

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Quick Six - November

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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Afforestation Workshop

Every year PF Olsen hold a full day afforestation training/workshop for our staff and, depending on the nature of the training, invites contractors, clients and council staff to also attend these sessions. This year, given the prominence of the One Billion Trees program in the news and in our communities, we decided to create a two-day workshop for our forestry staff, looking at various aspects of afforestation.

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From the CEO's desk

I think it important to let you know as valued clients, business partners, associates and acquaintances of our business about some recognition recently awarded to PF Olsen, reinforcing our commitment to being the professional forestry management company of choice.

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Log Market - October

At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for export logs delivered to ports around New Zealand in October increased by an average of 8 NZD per JASm3.

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Contractor Environmental Challenge

Over the past few years PF Olsen has been running an annual environmental challenge for staff, where they are assessed against a range of criteria for a selected environmental activity or process.

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Otago Southland 1BT and Pruning Option

Let’s be honest, most of us have that part of the farm that whenever we drive past we think, “I really should do something more productive with that area”.  Then life gets busy and we put it to the back of our mind again. Well now is absolutely the right time to do something with that area, and that something is most likely to plant trees.

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FGR Science Awards

Researchers in fields as diverse as nitrogen movement in forest soils, to the designer of a grapple on a helicopter to collect forest slash from vulnerable slopes, have been recognised at the Forest Growers Research Awards at Te Papa in Wellington.

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Smart landowners welcome trees

The campaign against forestry, most recently run by Federated Farmers Vice President Andrew Hoggard, assists neither the fight against global warming, nor the interests of New Zealand landowning farmers.

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Quick Six - August

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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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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