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Forestry and the Emissions Trading Scheme

The government has confirmed that a new method of accounting will be applied to all new registrations in the Emissions Trading Scheme from January 2021. Forests registered in 2019 and 2020 will be given the option to choose the averaging approach or the carbon stock change approach.

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Forestry Contractors Business Review

This review represents the views of more than 115 contractor crews from all regions in New Zealand. Of these, 24 per cent state the risk of losing key staff is keeping them awake at night.

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Quick Six - April

Following are our six topics of recent forestry related news items that we have chosen to share with you for this month. We hope you find them informative, educational and enlightening.

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AgTech Hackathon 2019

Five challenges submitted by five primary industry organisations. 60 participants from around New Zealand, forming seven teams. 36 hours to create a solution to one of the challenges. Welcome to AgTech Hackathon 2019!

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Log Market - March

At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand decreased on average 5 NZD per JASm3 in March from the February prices. This decrease in AWG prices is due to increased ocean freight costs for export log cargo. Most CFR log prices in China were flat to a modest increase of 1 USD per JASm3. ‘A’ grade export now sells for up to 143 USD per JASm3 in China and 155 USD per JASm3 in India.

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Quick Six - March

Following are our six topics of recent forestry related news items that we have chosen to share with you for this month. We hope you find them informative, educational and enlightening.

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Highly favourable woodlot harvest

PF Olsen's market access and capacity to respond to short-term pricing were the deciding factor for this woodlot owner in choosing PF Olsen to manage their harvesting.

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Timber No. 1 Estate for sale

Colliers International is excited to bring to the market the Timber No. 1 Estate formed from 4 freehold forests located across the Southland (2), Gisborne (1) and Waikato (1) regions.

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Log Market - February

At wharf gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand increased on average 12-13 NZD per JASm3 over the last two months. This is due to a combination of increases in the CFR sale prices in China and a reduction in ocean freight costs. A grade export now sells for up to 142 USD per JASm3 in China and 155 USD per JASm3 in India.

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Quick Six - February

Following are our six topics of recent forestry related news items that we have chosen to share with you for this month. We hope you find them informative, educational and enlightening.

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PF Olsen planting initiatives supports good outcomes

Three years ago PF Olsen, with the support of their clients and forest owners, introduced pre-start planting workshops, mid-season BBQ lunches and competition days and grocery voucher incentives and rewards linked to performance and drug free crews.

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