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Keith Woodford says taxing methane is not the answer. But we cannot walk away from the need to reduce methane-intensity in rural products
8th Feb 24, 11:02am
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Keith Woodford says taxing methane is not the answer. But we cannot walk away from the need to reduce methane-intensity in rural products
Log demand is broadly stable in January with local demand holding, demand from China uncertain but certainly not falling, and demand from India showing some upside
31st Jan 24, 11:08am
Log demand is broadly stable in January with local demand holding, demand from China uncertain but certainly not falling, and demand from India showing some upside
Keith Woodford says dividing up methane liabilities requires judgements as to who should bear the burden
23rd Jan 24, 4:09pm
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Keith Woodford says dividing up methane liabilities requires judgements as to who should bear the burden
Calculating methane emissions requires a mix of science and value judgements, writes Keith Woodford
16th Jan 24, 9:07am
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Calculating methane emissions requires a mix of science and value judgements, writes Keith Woodford
Extreme cold in China has slowed construction and log offtake. Extreme wet in India has slowed their demand too. Local demand in holiday mode. But despite all that, log prices rose in December
22nd Dec 23, 9:06am
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Extreme cold in China has slowed construction and log offtake. Extreme wet in India has slowed their demand too. Local demand in holiday mode. But despite all that, log prices rose in December
Planting pine or native forest for carbon capture isn’t the only choice – NZ can have the best of both
19th Dec 23, 2:58pm
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Planting pine or native forest for carbon capture isn’t the only choice – NZ can have the best of both
Final Emission Trading Scheme auction of 2023 fails to clear, meaning 15 million units worth almost a billion dollars will be cancelled
6th Dec 23, 1:19pm
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Final Emission Trading Scheme auction of 2023 fails to clear, meaning 15 million units worth almost a billion dollars will be cancelled
Stopping the ETS review solves one carbon-forestry issue for the meantime, but also brings other carbon-forestry issues to the fore
5th Dec 23, 6:28pm
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Stopping the ETS review solves one carbon-forestry issue for the meantime, but also brings other carbon-forestry issues to the fore
Steady log demand in China where stocks are very low has boosted export log prices. There has also been a post-election boost in domestic demand for sawn timber
1st Dec 23, 2:17pm
Steady log demand in China where stocks are very low has boosted export log prices. There has also been a post-election boost in domestic demand for sawn timber
Carbon farming presents both opportunities and threats, with lots of uncertainty, and big decisions needed by new government to resolve current predicament
22nd Nov 23, 2:03pm
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Carbon farming presents both opportunities and threats, with lots of uncertainty, and big decisions needed by new government to resolve current predicament
Guy Trafford says although an El Niño drought in northern and eastern areas is not yet here, there is much already here to worry livestock farmers
21st Nov 23, 2:28pm
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Guy Trafford says although an El Niño drought in northern and eastern areas is not yet here, there is much already here to worry livestock farmers
China log inventories low but demand not rising. Local log supply tight as some forest owners stop harvesting. Local demand rises post-election. Europe demand for sawn timber stalls
2nd Nov 23, 11:40am
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China log inventories low but demand not rising. Local log supply tight as some forest owners stop harvesting. Local demand rises post-election. Europe demand for sawn timber stalls
With farm profitability forecast to drop sharply this year, a focus on costs and what drives them is top of mind for most farmers. Angus Kebbell summarises the key challenges
27th Oct 23, 12:20pm
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With farm profitability forecast to drop sharply this year, a focus on costs and what drives them is top of mind for most farmers. Angus Kebbell summarises the key challenges
New rules for carbon forestry are in force from November 3, 2023. Angus Kebbell explains what they mean for foresters, including for stream crossings, sediment loss from limited harvests, and access track drainage, among other things
14th Oct 23, 10:11am
New rules for carbon forestry are in force from November 3, 2023. Angus Kebbell explains what they mean for foresters, including for stream crossings, sediment loss from limited harvests, and access track drainage, among other things
Forestry industry seeking a judicial review over Ministry for Primary Industries' increases in ETS charges
10th Oct 23, 10:49am
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Forestry industry seeking a judicial review over Ministry for Primary Industries' increases in ETS charges
Guy Trafford takes a look at what to do with forestry slash, including a Fiji example and a possible role for the Climate Emergency Response Fund
9th Oct 23, 1:06pm
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Guy Trafford takes a look at what to do with forestry slash, including a Fiji example and a possible role for the Climate Emergency Response Fund
Local demand for logs holding but supply tightening. Despite that prices are softer. China demand for logs almost at normal level but confidence in residential construction not high. Overall log prices stable but with softer expectations
28th Sep 23, 10:24am
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Local demand for logs holding but supply tightening. Despite that prices are softer. China demand for logs almost at normal level but confidence in residential construction not high. Overall log prices stable but with softer expectations
Higher prices from China have improved log returns although shipping costs absorbed some of this. India demand weak. Global pulp inventory levels are at record highs with very low demand
1st Sep 23, 10:39am
Higher prices from China have improved log returns although shipping costs absorbed some of this. India demand weak. Global pulp inventory levels are at record highs with very low demand
Motu researchers release a guide aimed at assisting communities facing large, disruptive changes
18th Aug 23, 9:24am
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Motu researchers release a guide aimed at assisting communities facing large, disruptive changes
B+L NZ wants to talk about the role forestry offsets play in our country’s climate strategy. Guy Trafford reviews their report, and the solutions they suggest
17th Aug 23, 12:40pm
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B+L NZ wants to talk about the role forestry offsets play in our country’s climate strategy. Guy Trafford reviews their report, and the solutions they suggest
The future land use in Tairāwhiti/Gisborne and Wairoa is up for debate after a Ministerial Inquiry and the Government's Response. Guy Trafford looks at the state of play
10th Aug 23, 5:55pm
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The future land use in Tairāwhiti/Gisborne and Wairoa is up for debate after a Ministerial Inquiry and the Government's Response. Guy Trafford looks at the state of play
With a declining local market, and uncertainties in both China and India, the log market is struggling to get out of its recent price retreat. Lower harvest volumes during winter are helping avoid oversupply
1st Aug 23, 10:24am
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With a declining local market, and uncertainties in both China and India, the log market is struggling to get out of its recent price retreat. Lower harvest volumes during winter are helping avoid oversupply
Log harvest volumes are being cut back sharply as both export and domestic demand soften. Prices are falling. Even with cyclone-related closure of some local mills, sawn timber inventories are rising and more cutbacks are coming
1st Jul 23, 10:12am
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Log harvest volumes are being cut back sharply as both export and domestic demand soften. Prices are falling. Even with cyclone-related closure of some local mills, sawn timber inventories are rising and more cutbacks are coming
A major rethink in underway about how the price of carbon will be set to discourage emissions. Consultation has started on revisions that will affect farmers in different ways to what was in place, arguably even more intrusively
20th Jun 23, 9:54am
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A major rethink in underway about how the price of carbon will be set to discourage emissions. Consultation has started on revisions that will affect farmers in different ways to what was in place, arguably even more intrusively
Export log prices fall as demand in China is not rising as originally expected. Demand in India is uncertain. Domestic demand remains weak as well
26th May 23, 2:45pm
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Export log prices fall as demand in China is not rising as originally expected. Demand in India is uncertain. Domestic demand remains weak as well