NZIF gets real estate tick

New Zealand Institute of Forestry members will again be able to deal in forestry real estate transactions nearly a decade after being shut out.

Log prices ‘humming’

New Zealand export log prices generally rose this month, as key fundamentals move in the country's favour, AgriHQ said.

Big money for hard workers in forests

Wages up to $100,000 a year fall short of attracting young people into forestry careers, Forest Industry Contractors’ Association (FICA) president Ross Davis says.

Forest area set to double

A big area of plantation forest due to be harvested in the next decade will significantly reduce New Zealand’s carbon sequestering stocks and increase emissions unless replanted.

Planting picks up but still slow

The economics of forestry stack up well for farm owners and that is where a lot of the new tree planting should come from, Forest Owners Association chairman Peter Clark says.

Logs reach new high

Strong domestic building activity combined with buoyant horticulture and viticulture industries has pushed up the price of roundwood logs to a record.

Log prices still at highest levels

The house-building boom means structural log prices are at about their highest levels since AgriHQ started keeping records in the early 1990s.

Tree conference a practical forum

This year’s New Zealand Farm Forestry Association conference will highlight the diverse geography of the region around Feilding where it is being held.

Fire services rejig is welcomed

Forest owners will be the significant beneficiaries of Fire Service changes that come in to force from July 1.