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Wood Matters

Clarky's Comment - March

All primary sectors in New Zealand have identified skills shortages in recent years. Most have done something about it. The forestry sector must too.

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Log Market - March

There is strong demand for quality pruned logs and larger saw logs of A (30cm small end diameter) and AO.

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Rural Fire Research

Twenty five years ago rural fire research commenced in New Zealand, a recent two day conference looked at what the next twenty five years might bring.

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New staff

Recruitment has continued in full swing as the business expands to meet the industry growth. We welcome a number of valued new staff to the Rotorua, Nelson and West Coast branches.

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Clarky's Comment - February

How well are the SMEs, that form the backbone of the NZ economy, doing in upskilling their labour force in the new Safety at Work Act and safety leadership?

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Log Market - February

The domestic log market continues to have strong and consistent demand for all grades of logs from pruned to round-wood. There are still some regional shortages in quality structural and pruned logs. Whilst some sawmills have noticed demand tailing off from the Christchurch rebuild this has been replaced by the construction boom in Auckland.

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Scion - Log Price Outlook

Log price outlooks carried out over the past year show a consistent optimism in pruned log price expectations, but none of those expectations have been met.

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Safe Start-Up Breakfasts

Safe Start-Up breakfasts are a great way for PF Olsen staff to get together with contractors and their employees to help reinforce safety at the outset of the New Year. They also afford an opportunity to look back at the previous year, celebrate the positives, and reinforce the Company’s positive goals for the year ahead.

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Clarky's Comment - December

As we leave 2016 and look forward to 2017 I cannot help but feel positive about the NZ forestry sector and the role it can play in a prosperous NZ economy and society in the years ahead.

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