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Emissions Trading Scheme Update - October 2012

In the last month NZUs continued their downward trend trading in the $2.80 to $4.00 range, currently at around $3.00. The continued slump in prices has been driven by forecasts of increased supply of UN offsets (CERs and ERUs) which exceed forecast demand levels.

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Introduction

Wood Matters is getting into the groove of spring growth, and is having a "Birthday"!

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Clarky's Comment - September 2012, Back to Basics

The NZ Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) was originally conceived as New Zealand's primary tool to help transition our national economy to become less reliant on fossil fuel consumption, and as a result more internationally competitive and resilient.

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Far North fairer rating system seems everything but

In May 2012 the Far North District Council (FNDC) published its draft Long Term Plan (2012-22) which was described as a "blueprint for a fairer rating system". The reason for it being called a "fairer rating system" was that it introduced the user pays principle, or in other words, a targeted rate.

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New Advances in Forest Measurement

Traditionally forestry companies, councils and engineers have used LiDAR to produce digital terrain maps (very high quality contour maps) for use in a range of harvest planning, engineering and roading applications.

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Log Market - September 2012

Many commentators are describing the log market this year as being remarkably stable, driven by particularly steady demand and price in the export log market.

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Emissions Trading Scheme - September 2012

NZUs continue their downward trend trading in the $4.20 to $5.00 range, currently at around $4.20. The much talked about temporary set-aside of carbon to curb oversupply in Europe appears to be on the go-slow with opposition from Poland and now the Netherlands.

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Clarky's Comment - August 2012, Project Softpower

An initiative of Taupo District Council (TDC) and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) to engage with elements of the Chinese government to establish a new large-scale wood processing facility near Taupo is getting the attention of Central North Island (CNI) forest owners. PF Olsen, along with other forest managers and owners of CNI forests applauds this initiative.

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Emissions Trading Scheme - August 2012

NZUs continue their downward trend trading in the $4.70 to $5.70 range, currently at around $4.70. The much talked about temporary set-aside of carbon to curb oversupply in Europe is facing internal opposition and this caused the carbon price to collapse due to the uncertainty it created in the market.

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Log Market - August 2012

Another month of steady pricing in both export and domestic markets for unpruned grades and continued increases in pruned log price and demand.

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