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Wood Matters

Ridding Mount Tarawera of Wilding Pines

Twenty five PF Olsen staff and family members braved a windy and cold (initially) day in December last year to pull unwanted wilding pines from the slopes of Mount Tarawera. The day was a community service day whereby staff (and family) donate their time and effort for a good community cause or project

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Kiwis prefer pine to pohutukawa

They might be a New Zealand icon but kiwis fail to return the loyalty - they prefer pine plantations to the native forest they inhabit in children's story books.

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Log Market - December 2014

December saw modest increases in unpruned export log prices driven by slightly favourable movements in exchange rate and ocean freight rates.

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Forest Growing Research Conference

With the introduction of the forest growing levy earlier this year the organisation of forest growing research has come under the oversight of a joint FOA/FFA forest research committee.

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Log Market - November 2014

After three months of export log price rises off the deep July low point, November saw a very mixed bag in terms of sentiment and outlook.

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Red Tape Blues

One of the real challenges with running a national operation in Australia is the lack of legislative and regulatory alignment across a wide range of business functions.

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Progress on National Environmental Standard

Many forest owners will be interested in the progress of a National Environmental Standard (NES) for plantation forestry in New Zealand. The NES aims to achieve improved consistency for the management of plantation forests under the RMA.

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