Wood Matters

Log Market - February 2012

Since our last market report, the NZ forestry sector took its annual break from business and endured an unpleasantly wet Christmas/New Year holiday period and China heralded in the Year of the Dragon with the largest modern migration of people's travelling to their home areas for the celebrations.


Recognition of Environmental Performance

As environmental standards and expectations increase there has been a strong focus on identifying and remedying operational practices that were unsatisfactory or posed a business and environmental risk.


Log Market - December 2012

The world holds its breath as the Eurozone attempts to restore confidence by addressing its debt crisis, and then contemplates just how bad the economic situation could get if it fails.


Steep Slope Harvesting Research

The Future Forest Research (FFR) Steep Slope Harvesting program, supported by government's Primary Growth Partnership fund, is progressing well and achieved all of its objectives in the first year. The program aims to improve worker safety and reduce the costs of harvesting on steep slopes.


Log Market - November 2011

October was a month of two (very different) halves; at the beginning of the month there was mixed sentiment (but some optimism) in the export market, a wide spread of prices and full order books from many buyers. In contrast, the end of the month saw cancelled orders, massive price drops and widespread negative sentiment.


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