Tag Archives: Zealand

New Zealand adopts AS4708 with modifications

A New Zealand Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (NZS AS4708:2014) was published in May 2014. It has been adopted with national modifications from the Australian Standard AS4708–2013 via an agreement between AFS Ltd and Standards New Zealand. Source: AFS Certification News
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Lobbying for forestry in New Zealand

Forestry industry bosses are to begin lobbying politicians for a national “wood first” Government procurement policy to stimulate investment. Sources: Fairfax NZ News, Stuff NZ
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New Zealand government invests $2.5 million in forestry

The New Zealand Government is investing NZ$ 2.5 million over a maximum of five years to support research that will increase the productivity of the forestry industry. Source: Timberbiz, Lesprom, Radio New Zealand
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New Zealand timber prices rising due to exports

Strong overseas demand for New Zealand logs is putting pressure on local supply and pushing up timber prices for consumers. Sources: NZ Herald, Otago Daily Times

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New Zealand Farm Forestry Association awards

North Canterbury owners of a Parnassus farm admired for its trees by passing motorists have won the South Island Foresters of the Year award. Sources: Scoop NZ, Fairfax NZ
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New Zealand wants Chinese investors in timber plant

Chinese investors will be encouraged to consider building a timber processing plant in New Zealand to create work. Source: Radio New Zealand
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New shadow Cabinet in New Zealand

Labour leader David Shearer unveiled his new shadow-Cabinet lineup at a press conference. Source: 3News
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Australia and New Zealand arrangement on illegal logging

Australia and New Zealand have strengthened their long-standing cooperation on forestry issues by signing the Arrangement on Combating Illegal Logging and Promoting Sustainable Forest Management. This illustrates a shared commitment to addressing illegal logging and promotion of sustainable forest management. Sources: Voxy (NZ), Ninemsn

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New Zealand timber design awards finalists

A coffee table-sized puzzle designed by a Dunedin furniture-maker is a finalist in the 2012 New Zealand Timber Design Awards. James Jagger’s design is in the indigenous timber showcase award, for the use of indigenous timber in furniture or a building that best highlights its characteristics. Source: Otago Daily Times
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New Zealand carbon trading update

Following the purchase of its Kiernan Creek Forest in Marlborough, NZ Carbon Farming managing director Matt Walsh said his company intended growing their investments in New Zealand. They remain positive about gaining more forests to lease for the carbon market and more land to plant. Source: Scoop News
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