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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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Pan Pac invests in growth down south

Pan Pac Forest Products (Otago) Limited is planning a significant investment and expansion of its sawmilling and drying facilities in Otago. General Manager Michael Reaburn says the plan involves consolidating operations and roles at the Milburn site which will be substantially redeveloped.

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Industry Supports Focus on Automation

Introduction of new technology to labour intensive and hazardous activities will help solve future labour shortages and make forestry a more attractive career option for a new generation of forest workers.

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Clarky's Comment - December, ETS Review

The biggest surprise for me in this discussion document was the continued exclusion of agriculture. The stated reason is that mitigation measures are not technically available. This is wrong.

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