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Wood Matters

New staff

We have had an influx of new staff over the last month, with Ben, Shaun and Simon all commencing work in the Gisborne region and Sam returning to Rotorua after previously spending some time here during the university holidays.

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New Zealand Planted Forest Portal

New Zealand's forests cover 38 percent of the land area, and includes 8.0 million hectares of indigenous forests and 2.1 million hectares of plantation forests. These forests are fundamentally different in their biological characteristics, management objectives, and respective roles in fulfilling the needs of New Zealand society.

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Preparing for the NES

Recent training for contractors and staff helps with understanding the new environmental standards and why PF Olsen insist on best practice in environmental management.

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Clarkys Comment - June

The 2016 Changing Perceptions of Engineered Timber for Construction conference provided an opportunity for International speakers and delegates to share knowledge and experiences in constructing with engineered timber.

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Log Market - June

This month both domestic and export log prices were flat. Domestic logs continue to have strong demand, buoyed by strong domestic, Australian, USA and Asian wood products markets.

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Kiwi gets helping hand

Addressing the declining population of not only kiwi, but also kereru and North Island robins, the environmental benefits of the Omataroa Kiwi Project have been significant with kiwi survival rates up over 50 percent.

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Alternative environmental certification - PEFC

Many of our Wood Matter’s subscribers will be aware that there is a second forest management certification scheme now available in New Zealand. It is known as the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification or (PEFC).

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New staff

This month we welcome a familiar face, Josh Penn returns to the PF Olsen team and will be based in Whanganui. Also joining the team are an administrator for the Wellington office, forest supervisor for Northland and Group Accountant, based in Head Office.

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