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Wood Matters

PF Olsen assists Waiariki's Forest Management students

On 28 July, PF Olsen hosted James Broady, Waiariki Institute of Technology's Forest Management tutor, and Diploma in Forest Management students on a field trip to Ridge Forest. The purpose of our visit was to look/analyse a contractor’s Health & Safety and Environmental Management Systems.

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Clarky's Comment - July

The COP21 in Paris will be held this year from 30th November to 11th December. The internationally agreed objective of COP21 is to achieve a new international agreement on climate, applicable to all countries, that will keep global warming below 2°C.

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Log Market - July

Export log prices continued to recover in July, increasing around $6/JAS m³. On average domestic pruned log prices increased $3/tonne, structural log prices decreased $1/tonne and pulp log prices were flat.

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Forestry and the Emissions Trading Scheme - July

The NZU market did not react to the announcement from Climate Change Minister Hon. Tim Groser that the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) target New Zealand will take to Paris is a 30% reduction below 2005 levels by 2030.

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PF Olsen Supports Young Farmer Competition

The 2015 Young Farmer Contest Grand Final was held in Taupo in early July and the Agri-Skills Challenge this year included a "Farm Forestry" section co-ordinated by local members of the NZ Farm Forestry Association.

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Log Market - June

As forecast last month, export log prices turned upward in June after three months of significant falls.

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