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Log Market - April

With the relative stability in the markets at present, Wood Matter’s Log Market report digresses a little this month to contemplate the significance of the global trend of more multi-storey wooden buildings and we also report on a mill visit to Taranaki Pine (New Plymouth).

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Afforestation Grant Scheme

The government have a goal of 15,000 hectares of new forest planted by 2020 under the revised Afforestation Grant Scheme (AGS), administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

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Manuka Establishment Basics

A summary of the basic requirements and recommendations for Manuka establishment has been compiled as a starting reference point for landowners considering establishing Manuka on their land.

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Steep Land Harvesting development outputs in the pipeline

The Future Forests Research Ltd’s Steep Land Harvesting programme, a Primary Growth Partnership between FFR and government is on the cusp of delivering some exciting new outcomes to the industry as the programme closes in on the end of six years of focussed effort by the forest industry and the Ministry for Primary Industries.

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New staff

We have new staff around the regions, including Gisborne, Napier, Whangarei and Rotorua. Welcome to the team at PF Olsen.

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PF Olsen partner with Manuka Farming NZ

PF Olsen Ltd recently partnered with Manuka Farming New Zealand to provide a complete solution package to landowners interested in establishing manuka for land preservation and/or manuka honey production.

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Forestry and the Emissions Trading Scheme

As part of the current review of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), 240 submissions on the priority issues around the 2 for 1 subsidy and the $25 fixed price option are being read and considered by the government.

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Clarky's Comment - February

I spent a portion of my early working life cutting manuka down to make way for sheep and pine trees. But growing manuka for honey ticks a lot of boxes in terms of a sustainable land use.

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Log Market - February

Export log prices fell in January and rallied again in February to end up pretty much at December levels again. Domestic log prices have continued to strengthen on the back of solid demand, especially for pruned logs.

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Forestry and the Emissions Trading Scheme

A review of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme commenced at the end of 2015. The priority issues of the ETS review are to consider whether transitional measures should be removed or phased out.

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