New Zealand

  • Australian mills continue to operate while NZ mills shutdown

    Etiketter: The pulp and paper industry
    Australia’s timber mills are continuing to operate during the COVID-19 lockdown as normal and will do so until ordered otherwise. Building sites have been already been deemed essential activities by the Federal Government, spared from the tight restrictions placed on restaurants, pubs, clubs, cinemas and other non-essential businesses. / Timberbiz
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  • Space issue in China brings halt to NZ log exports

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Lack of space in Chinese ports is bringing a virtual halt to New Zealand log exports to China. The Forest Owners Association says precautions in China against coronavirus have resulted in almost no offtake of logs in China for processing and exporters understand that the remaining log yard space at most ports near processing centres is quickly disappearing. / Timberbiz
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  • Europe has rapidly become a major supplier of softwood logs to China

    Etiketter: Wood
    China is increasing importation of logs from New Zealand and Europe, while diminishing imports from North America and Russia. As a region, Europe is now the second largest supplier of softwood logs to China behind New Zealand, reports the WRQ. / Wood Resources International
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  • NZ’s Wellbeing Budget has focus on forestry

    Etiketter: Forestry
    New Zealand’s Wellbeing Budget will enable further transformation of the country’s forestry sector after the successful rollout of the Government’s One Billion Trees program, according to Forestry Minister Shane Jones. / Timberbiz
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  • Log imports to China reached another record high in 2018

    Etiketter: Wood
    Log imports to China reached another record high in 2018, with New Zealand supplying 44% of the volume, reports the WRQ. / Wood Resources International
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  • Forestry owners in NZ slugged more for compliance

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Owners of forestry blocks more than a hectare in size might soon be up for thousands of dollars in extra costs to harvest their trees. New Zealand’s introduction of new National Environment Standards for plantation forestry has altered how councils monitor forestry-based activities, and their impact on the environment. / Timberbiz
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  • Norske Skog to invest $7m in NZ

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    The Norske Skog group has decided to invest about AUD$7 million to upgrade the Nature’s Flame wood pellets facility in New Zealand to more than double its annual production capacity to 85,000 tonnes. The increased production capacity will be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2019. / Timberbiz
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  • OFO maps its future growth in Australia and NZ

    Etiketter: Forestry
    OneFortyOne Plantations(OFO) is consolidating its position as a new vertically integrated company, including potentially using bioenergy as it maps future growth in Australia and New Zealand. / Timberbiz
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  • NZ log exports hit new record

    Etiketter: Wood
    New Zealand log exports hit a new record last year, underscoring the concerns of local manufacturers that the country is sending too many unprocessed logs overseas, posing a threat for local timber supply in the future and undermining the goal to add more value to exports. / Timberbiz
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  • Forest owners say below minimum wage rates ‘unacceptable’

    Etiketter: Wood
    New Zealand’s Forest Owners Association has taken a strong stand on pay rate breaches by forest planting contractors. / Timberbiz
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