More than a 1000 people in Northland make their living from wood manufacturing.

Northland timber processors call for government controls on exports to save jobs

Timber companies say 'the great wall of wood' is not as big as it was made out to be.

New Zealand's most dangerous industry is turning to technology to keep people safe.

'Pushing forward to a real safe future' – innovation helping make forestry safer for workers

New Zealand's most dangerous industry is turning to technology to keep people safe.

The spotlight went on the industry in 2013 when ten men were killed on the job.

Forestry deaths on the rise despite changes to health and safety laws

With five deaths in 2016 already, forestry remains on of New Zealand's most dangerous jobs.

Blair David Palmer.

Forestry worker killed in accident was 'very safety conscious'

Worksafe NZ is investigating the Hawke's Bay incident.

"From the forestry industry's point of view, we don't have a free-trade agreement with China at all".

Forestry industry accusing China of not living up to free trade promises

"From the forest industry's point of view, we don't have a free trade agreement."

Fewer forestry deaths but council wary of complacency

The trend is going in the right direction, the Forest Industry Safety Council says.

Police name Balclutha forest victim

The 33-year-old died at a forestry block near Balclutha yesterday.

Milling operators will now have to notify the minister for primary industry of all finished products and have them inspected.

Export rules tightened after complaints of illegal swamp kauri exports

All kauri exports will be inspected from now on, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.


Individual memorials to North Otago's war dead

The 500 memorials weren't built in Oamaru, they were grown.


Auckland Mayor praises kauri protester's 'commitment'

Len Brown says a West Auckland tree sit-in has been a step towards positive change.


Falling tree crushes cars in Auckland Domain

Several cars parked under a large tree have suffered extensive damage after it toppled.


Good Sorts: Jolyon and Enny Manning

Jolyon and Enny Manning are putting their section on the hill above Alexandra to good use.


Rata in full bloom after southern possum blitz

Southern rata are in bloom and a crackdown on possum numbers is credited for this year's spectacular display.


Helicopters called in to rescue West Coast timber

It’s a difficult and expensive way to get the logs out but those involved say it’s worth it.


‘We’re jumping through a lot of hoops to do it’ - Salvage of windblown timber begins

The hard fought right to collect and sell timber scattered by Cyclone Ita is finally underway.


Worksafe NZ hesitant over new forestry safety rules

The regulator believes it’s up to the industry to follow rules already in place.


Landmark Napier tree cut down

Chopped down seafront Napier tree could be the first of many to fall.


Logging industry under pressure

NZ’s third biggest export is feeling the pinch with the price of export logs nearly halved.


Cyclone damaged native forest to be logged

A controversial plan allowing West Coasters to extract native forest felled by Cyclone Ita has been given the green light.


Raw video: Tree falls on house in Auckland

A tree has collapsed on a house in Stanmore Bay in Whangaparaoa after strong winds hit Auckland overnight.

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