Forestry

01:54
The bungle in Northland has cost taxpayers $160,000.

'Incompetence laid bare' - National lambastes destruction of 400,000 pine tree seedlings

The mulched seedlings were meant to go to the Government's One Billion Trees scheme.

Timber (file picture)

Woman dies in Bay of Plenty sawmill accident

The death in Kawerau will be referred to the Coroner and Worksafe has been notified.

Rows of recent planted of young pine trees.

Forestry worker dies after tree falls on him in the Manawatu

A helicopter flew to Pohangina but the man died at the scene.

Rows of recent planted of young pine trees.

Pine forests could incubate kauri dieback, scientists warn

"Until we are sure of what role they play, we should be very careful about planting any further pine plantations anywhere near kauri forest."

01:45
Minister Shane Jones says the industry has enjoyed a laissez-faire set of rules for too long.

Forestry industry on notice after Tolaga Bay debris clean-up expected to cost $10m

Shane Jones will brief cabinet on Monday where clean-up costs and who will pay will be discussed.

The 1 NEWS political team discuss the government's decision to issue no more permits for offshore NZ oil and gas exploration.

New name of forestry service unveiled, $15m initially allocated in bid for one billion trees

The 10 experts of the Forestry Ministerial Advisory Group were also announced.

02:02
The line will mainly be used to transport timber but other industries want to get on board.

Forestry, tourism sectors looking to cash in on Napier to Wairoa railway restoration

The government is investing $5 million in the project which will take about 5000 trucks off the road.

Locals call for logging clampdown after Cyclone Gita washes logs onto properties

Properties near Nelson close to logging areas had forestry debris strewn across their land during Gita.

04:18
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.

02:16
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.

02:53
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.

01:46
"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.

02:16

Individual memorials to North Otago's war dead

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

00:28

Auckland Mayor praises kauri protester's 'commitment'

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

00:27

Falling tree crushes cars in Auckland Domain

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

02:17

Good Sorts: Jolyon and Enny Manning

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

01:38

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.

01:55

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.

02:00

‘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.

01:46

Worksafe NZ hesitant over new forestry safety rules

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

01:37

Landmark Napier tree cut down

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

01:50

Logging industry under pressure

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

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