logo.gif

Wood Matters

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.

READ MORE

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.

READ MORE

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.

READ MORE

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.

READ MORE

Quick Six - May

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.

READ MORE

Log Market - April

At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand decreased on average 7 NZD per JASm3 in April. This decrease in AWG prices is due to a combination of increased shipping costs and uncertainty in the China log market. While the demand for logs is at record levels, there is an imbalance between log price and domestic wholesale prices.

READ MORE

Forestry and the Emissions Trading Scheme

The government has confirmed that a new method of accounting will be applied to all new registrations in the Emissions Trading Scheme from January 2021. Forests registered in 2019 and 2020 will be given the option to choose the averaging approach or the carbon stock change approach.

READ MORE

Forestry Contractors Business Review

This review represents the views of more than 115 contractor crews from all regions in New Zealand. Of these, 24 per cent state the risk of losing key staff is keeping them awake at night.

READ MORE

Quick Six - April

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.

READ MORE

AgTech Hackathon 2019

Five challenges submitted by five primary industry organisations. 60 participants from around New Zealand, forming seven teams. 36 hours to create a solution to one of the challenges. Welcome to AgTech Hackathon 2019!

READ MORE

Log Market - March

At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand decreased on average 5 NZD per JASm3 in March from the February prices. This decrease in AWG prices is due to increased ocean freight costs for export log cargo. Most CFR log prices in China were flat to a modest increase of 1 USD per JASm3. ‘A’ grade export now sells for up to 143 USD per JASm3 in China and 155 USD per JASm3 in India.

READ MORE

Quick Six - March

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.

READ MORE

Highly favourable woodlot harvest

PF Olsen's market access and capacity to respond to short-term pricing were the deciding factor for this woodlot owner in choosing PF Olsen to manage their harvesting.

READ MORE

See how you could benefit from PF Olsen services