The world's first two automated logging truck scalers, commissioned by Mount Maunganui-based ISO Limited, are now scanning logs at Port of Tauranga, New Zealand.
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World-first robotic logging truck scalers
Click on the link below to check out a video of the automatic log scaling on the NZ Herald site
Log scaling video
Changes to the 2019 National Construction Code increase the range of buildings up to an effective height of 25 m in which fire-protected timber construction systems can be used. The new classes add schools, retail premises, hospitals and aged care facilities to the previously approved multi-residential, hospitality accommodation and office buildings.
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Opportunities for mid-rise timber
New Zealand commodity prices fell for a seventh straight month in December, with gains in log, beef and lamb prices not enough to offset weaker dairy returns, ANZ Bank’s monthly commodity price index shows.
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Log exports contrast other commodity pricing in December
New Zealand’s Forestry Minister Shane Jones announced this week the first set of improvements to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) – the country’s main tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions – following extensive public consultation.
ETS forestry improvements unveiled
The largest ever New Zealand forest industry delegation to China's showcase Global Wood Trade Conference has made the case for more investment in New Zealand forestry and timber processing.
China interest in NZ forest and timber processing investment
The New Zealand Government has finally unveiled its proposals for changing the way forestry is treated under the Emissions Trading Scheme – including a proposal for new permanent forestry provisions. Ideas like recognising the carbon stored in wood after it is harvested and changing the way carbon in forests is measured and reported were first proposed in the 2015 review of the scheme.
A new deal on the table for forestry
Forest owners are calling the proposed revisions to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) both timely and necessary if New Zealand is to hope to meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets.
ETS revisions welcomed by NZ forest owners
Last week the Productivity Commission released a draft report for consultation. The focus is on how New Zealand can
meet the government's goal of achieving a net-zero emissions economy by 2050. The report also looks at the goal of
reducing emissions by 30 percent on 2005 levels by 2030, as required by the country's National Determined Commitment
under the 2016 Paris global climate change accord.
Here are 10 of the commission's biggest ideas from that report:.
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2018 Forestry rates with Productivity Commission
New Zealand's export log market has picked up following a slowdown ahead of the Chinese New Year period. Traders are optimistic about the outlook for the year ahead, according to the latest AgriHQ forestry market report.
Log Exports Pick Up
NZ log export prices reached $153 per cubic metre in March 2017, one of the highest points since March 2014. Almost half of forestry’s export revenue comes from log exports, of which China, India, Japan and South Korea are our main trading partners. Log exports are forecast to continue to rise, reaching 3.1 billion by 2021.
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MPI Forestry Situation and Outlook
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