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Scion to work with Maori Carbon Collective

Scion to work with Maori Carbon Collective

Posted on 12-Jan-2022

Māori whenua (land) opportunities will engage with science to welcome an innovative future with the signing of a Collaboration Agreement between Scion and the Māori Carbon Collective.

Pictured are Scion Crown Research Institute Chief Executive Julian Elder (right) and Māori Carbon Collective (MCC) founding chairman Tā (Sir) Mark Solomon who put pen to paper last month at Te Whare Nui o Tuteata in Rotorua.

Tā Mark believes a lot can be..... more


Something old, something new

Something old, something new

Posted on 12-Jan-2022

It’s been a long time since a brand new, high-production tower hauler was sold in New Zealand. Too long, in fact.

But the drought has been broken by the recent arrival of the first Madill 172B in this country, which is now working with Kuru Contracting on the East Coast.

The new 172B looks and sounds very much like the last 172 that rolled off the production line on Vancouver Island more than a decade ago. But it is very much a mixture of old and new; the ol..... more


Deepwater port versus barge: Decision pending

Deepwater port versus barge: Decision pending

Posted on 08-Dec-2021

A new deepwater logging port is one of two East Cape projects vying for $45 million in government funding. The outcome could shape one of New Zealand’s most economically-deprived areas for the next 50 years.

The planned port in the East Cape will take 10,000 logging truck trips off the road, put $22 million a year back into the local community and open up new economic opportunities in tourism, coastal shipping and more, according to Dave Fermah whose company Terra..... more


Fuelling the fight against wilding pines

Fuelling the fight against wilding pines

Posted on 08-Dec-2021

Thanks to a boost from the National Wilding Conifer Control Programme (NWCCP) funded through Biosecurity New Zealand, Marlborough is fast-tracking the fight against wilding pines. The Council is now in its second year of increased funding over a four-year period, which has allowed for the acceleration of existing programmes and the launch of new initiatives in the community.

More than $5 million has been spent this year to eradicate wilding pines across the distri..... more


Have your say on forestry registration

Have your say on forestry registration

Posted on 08-Dec-2021

Key players in the forestry industry are encouraged to have their say on the design of a new registration system for log traders and forestry advisors with consultation opening last month.

Legislation introduced in 2020 aims to raise professional standards across the forestry supply chain by requiring forestry advisers and log traders to register.

Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service’s Director Forestry and Land Management Oliver Hendrickson says the sy..... more


Protecting native trees: Chainsaws halted

Protecting native trees: Chainsaws Halted

Posted on 08-Dec-2021

A south Auckland airport has halted plans to fell a grove of kahikatea after a protest from a tree protection group. 

Arborist and tree climber Zane Wedding - who spent weeks occupying a pūriri tree at Canal Road in Avondale this year - entered the stand of around 60 remaining native trees to stop the chainsaws.

“I got a phone call from someone passing by and came out - it’s unbelievable that in a climate and biodiversity emergency we are still cutting ..... more




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