Tag Archives: Forestry

Forestry industry backs safety findings

Forest owners in New Zealand say the independent panel investigating the industry’s appalling accident record has identified one of the big obstacles to improving safety standards. Source: Radio New Zealand
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Forestry political losers in NZ

New Zealand First said forestry businesses and sawmill workers would be the real losers from the Government’s removal of tariffs on imported building materials. Source: New Zealand First Party
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No more government money for Forestry Tasmania

Tasmanian State Resources Minister Paul Harriss said that Forestry Tasmania would not receive any taxpayer subsidies in the new financial year. Source: The Examiner
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Forestry industry review under union scrutiny

Unions are accusing the New Zealand Minister of Labour of taking the teeth out of a promised review of New Zealand’s most deadly industry, forestry. Sources: Radio New Zealand, ONE News
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CFMEU joins Liberals against Forestry SA

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union has been told by Forestry SA it wants the South Australian Government’s approval to reduce its workforce by 50% within a year and halve redundancy entitlements. Source: The Flinders News, ABC Rural

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Unions’ legal action against forestry companies

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) in New Zealand is taking legal action against two forestry companies over the deaths of workers. Source: Radio New Zealand, TVNZ
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International forestry students inspect north coast operations

Students from Indonesia, Vietnam, Colombia, Tanzania and India were among 20 forestry students from Southern Cross University who got a hands-on understanding of native forest silviculture and operations during a field trip to Coffs Harbour’s State forests last week. Source: Timberbiz
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Job cuts to Forestry SA

The Forests Minister has confirmed Forestry SA is looking to cut an estimated 95 jobs over two years in regional areas. Sources: Adelaide Now, News.com.au, The Advertiser
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Risky business at NZ Farm Forestry conference

A British climate risk specialist and former Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons will be key speakers at the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association national conference in Blenheim. Source: The Marlborough Express, Stuff.co.nz

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Shortage of skilled forestry workers

The number of businesses who say it is getting harder to find the skilled workers they need is well above the long-term average in New Zealand. Source: The New Zealand Herald
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