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Wood Matters

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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Clarky's Comment - September 2014

It is too early to determine whether NZ plantation forest safety and the focus by WorkSafe and forest owners/managers over the past 12 months is yet impacting on the forest industry's safety performance.

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Log Market - September 2014

September saw another export log price increase, building on what is becoming a strong rebound from the dramatic slide in prices during the April to July 2014 period.

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Safety Profile - Sam Sinclair

Sam manages the trucking operations for Ken Holmes and both of them serve on the Zero Tolerance Scheme – which is a sub-committee (working group) under our PF Olsen, Central Safety Committee. Recently Sam put together a Photographic Survey detailing Safe Driving Behaviour especially as it relates to dealing with large vehicles on forestry roads.

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