Wood Matters

Clarkys Comment - May

The importance of building on our already strong political, trading and people-to-people relations with China is well understood by the NZ government and many in the business community. Representing the forestry sector, I was recently part of a 40-strong, business delegation to China led by Prime Minister John Key. Interestingly, the Australian PM had earlier taken a 1,000-strong delegation, proving conclusively that it takes only 50 Kiwis to achieve what it takes 1,000 Australians!


Tree Weed Exemption

The Ministry for Primary Industries has given public notice inviting applications for exemptions for the clearing of pre-1990 land comprising of predominantly exotic tree weeds.


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).


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.


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.


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.


New staff

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


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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