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New Zealand Tree Grower, November 2011

  • Thriving forestry industry in Hawke’s Bay
    Warwick Hesketh
    Hawke’s Bay is perhaps better known for its vineyards and orchards than it is for forestry. Framed by the Ruahine and Kaweka Ranges to the west and the Pacific Ocean…
  • Conifer timber species choices
    Kevin Thomsen
    Recent Hawke’s Bay farm forestry field days and articles have discussed the merits, or otherwise, of conifer species choices compared to macrocarpa. Firstly, let me be clear about macrocarpa. It…
  • Pan Pac an important part of Hawke’s Bay economy
    Jade Elstone
    Pan Pac Forest Products is an integrated forestry company based on the outskirts of Napier. Established in 1971, with operations starting in 1973, the company was originally a joint venture…
  • Logs a quarter of Napier exports
    Jade Elstone
    The Port of Napier has been a part of the Hawke’s Bay landscape since 1875 when the Napier Harbour Board Act was passed. At that time the port was situated…
  • Air New Zealand and the environment
    Author not published
    Mangarara Station is a 610 hectare sheep and cattle farm in Elsthorpe, central Hawke’s Bay farmed by Greg and Rachel Hart. In 2008 they approached Air New Zealand about forming…
  • Tinui Forest Park
    John Purey-Cust
    The all-day visit to Tinui was one of the post-conference options offered at the end of the 2011 Masterton conference. I had only met its founder Allan Levett once, but…
  • Harvesting radiata pine at Tinui
    Harriet Palmer
    In April 2011 we harvested a 1.5 hectare block of 1985 radiata pine. The block was planted by previous owners of the land under guidance of Wellington Regional Council, and…
  • Tree shelter is important
    Wink Sutton
    Farm foresters are aware of the importance of shelter on farms and it may seem inappropriate to raise the subject of shelter in this magazine. However some farms, perhaps many,…
  • ETS almost four years old
    Stuart Orme
    Within two months of you receiving this issue of Tree Grower the ETS in New Zealand as we know it will be four years old – effectively born on the…
  • Time to worry about the looming wall of wood
    Hamish Levack
    New Zealand’s current roundwood harvest is about 21 million cubic metres a year. Based on owners harvesting their pine trees at 28 years, the rotation of maximum theoretical profitability, this…
  • What happened at the seminar on forestry organisational reform
    Howard Moore
    A one-day forestry seminar was held in Wellington on 30 September to exchange ideas with a delegation of French forest owners, forest managers and scientists, along with the Spanish President…
  • President's Comment
    John Dermer
    Spring has certainly arrived here in the Manawatu. We have has a very dry September followed by a very wet October which is proving frustrating for getting the tractor work…

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