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A weaker Chinese market, higher shipping costs, and the currency impact have driven At Wharf Gate log prices down more than -20% in 2022. Meanwhile harvesting contractors are suffering fast rising costs
1st Jul 22, 11:12am
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A weaker Chinese market, higher shipping costs, and the currency impact have driven At Wharf Gate log prices down more than -20% in 2022. Meanwhile harvesting contractors are suffering fast rising costs
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The economy shrank in the three months to March, contrary to the expectations of the Reserve Bank, which had forecast 0.7% growth
16th Jun 22, 10:54am
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The economy shrank in the three months to March, contrary to the expectations of the Reserve Bank, which had forecast 0.7% growth
NZIER's latest consensus forecasts show GDP growth in future years of only about 2%, while inflation's expected to now be more persistent
13th Jun 22, 2:33pm
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NZIER's latest consensus forecasts show GDP growth in future years of only about 2%, while inflation's expected to now be more persistent
This week's release of March quarter GDP figures is likely to reflect the impact of the surge of Omicron - but the immediate prospects are for a future slowdown in any case
13th Jun 22, 10:16am
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This week's release of March quarter GDP figures is likely to reflect the impact of the surge of Omicron - but the immediate prospects are for a future slowdown in any case
Chinese demand for logs depends on lockdown easing there, but hopes are high from August. Indian demand very uncertain. Domestic mills worry about supply due to postponed harvesting
1st Jun 22, 10:20am
Chinese demand for logs depends on lockdown easing there, but hopes are high from August. Indian demand very uncertain. Domestic mills worry about supply due to postponed harvesting
How New Zealand could become a world leader in decarbonisation using forestry and geothermal technology
17th May 22, 9:57am
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How New Zealand could become a world leader in decarbonisation using forestry and geothermal technology
Brian Fallow casts an eye over the Government's Emissions Reduction Plan and discovers there is much more work ahead
16th May 22, 12:51pm
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Brian Fallow casts an eye over the Government's Emissions Reduction Plan and discovers there is much more work ahead
The key log markets have turned very uncertain. China's pandemic response is reducing construction demand. India is prioritising other cargoes. High freight costs are driving down at-wharf-gate prices locally
13th May 22, 12:07pm
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The key log markets have turned very uncertain. China's pandemic response is reducing construction demand. India is prioritising other cargoes. High freight costs are driving down at-wharf-gate prices locally
Guy Trafford asks is it worth making wholesale changes to our landscapes for the sake of 0.2% of total world emissions? or are we prepared to pay $870 per household to live with climate change longer?
9th May 22, 11:46am
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Guy Trafford asks is it worth making wholesale changes to our landscapes for the sake of 0.2% of total world emissions? or are we prepared to pay $870 per household to live with climate change longer?
Chief Executive Jo Hendy sets out the Climate Change Commission’s expectations for the Government’s first Emissions Reduction Plan
7th May 22, 10:00am
by Guest
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Chief Executive Jo Hendy sets out the Climate Change Commission’s expectations for the Government’s first Emissions Reduction Plan
The log market is turning in sellers favour as supply into China and India reduces, but questions remain about the medium term health of the Chinese construction market
4th Apr 22, 11:29am
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The log market is turning in sellers favour as supply into China and India reduces, but questions remain about the medium term health of the Chinese construction market
More forestry upheavals are coming as the Government foreshadows big changes to the rules of the game. Sheep and beef farmers including iwi are the big prospective losers
23rd Mar 22, 3:03pm
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More forestry upheavals are coming as the Government foreshadows big changes to the rules of the game. Sheep and beef farmers including iwi are the big prospective losers
The economy bounced back in the last quarter of 2021 from the lockdown blues - but the bounce was nowhere near as strong as economists thought it would be
17th Mar 22, 10:58am
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The economy bounced back in the last quarter of 2021 from the lockdown blues - but the bounce was nowhere near as strong as economists thought it would be
This week's December quarter GDP figures will show a recovery from the sharp fall in September but all eyes will be on what the figures point to in the more problematic months ahead
14th Mar 22, 8:55am
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This week's December quarter GDP figures will show a recovery from the sharp fall in September but all eyes will be on what the figures point to in the more problematic months ahead
Guy Trafford settled in to read the Discussion Document on changes to permanent forestry. His summary here may help you understand the issues, and get ready to submit your views. Officials seem to be listening to farmer concerns
11th Mar 22, 12:20pm
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Guy Trafford settled in to read the Discussion Document on changes to permanent forestry. His summary here may help you understand the issues, and get ready to submit your views. Officials seem to be listening to farmer concerns
A virtuous combination of higher sale prices in China, an easing of shipping costs and a weakening of the NZD have raised wharf prices for export logs. But it may not last
26th Feb 22, 11:26am
A virtuous combination of higher sale prices in China, an easing of shipping costs and a weakening of the NZD have raised wharf prices for export logs. But it may not last
Sheep milking is getting a resurgence after an extended rocky start, and SOE Pāmu is one of those benefiting - helped by a wide program of 'public investment' in the sector
24th Feb 22, 9:32am
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Sheep milking is getting a resurgence after an extended rocky start, and SOE Pāmu is one of those benefiting - helped by a wide program of 'public investment' in the sector
The carbon forestry rules are going to change, with high likelihood of unintended consequences
23rd Feb 22, 4:34pm
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The carbon forestry rules are going to change, with high likelihood of unintended consequences
Is carbon offsetting actually accelerating environmental collapse? Is NZ's rush to carbon farming contributing? Allan Barber says fixing the flaws is more than the current tinkering with the OIO
17th Feb 22, 9:42am
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Is carbon offsetting actually accelerating environmental collapse? Is NZ's rush to carbon farming contributing? Allan Barber says fixing the flaws is more than the current tinkering with the OIO
Guy Trafford tracks the consequences of high summer humidity on livestock, and the risks of livestock being infected with COVID
10th Feb 22, 4:28pm
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Guy Trafford tracks the consequences of high summer humidity on livestock, and the risks of livestock being infected with COVID
NZU investors are now driving the price of carbon as they play the market
25th Jan 22, 5:40pm
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NZU investors are now driving the price of carbon as they play the market
2022 will be a big year for the primary industries with lots of Government policy decisions pending and an urban community that lacks understanding of how primary exports underpin everyone’s lifestyle
16th Jan 22, 6:00am
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2022 will be a big year for the primary industries with lots of Government policy decisions pending and an urban community that lacks understanding of how primary exports underpin everyone’s lifestyle
Domestic demand for logs remains strong, but export markets are uncertain. China will probably rise in 2022 as normal but there are questions. India may get even more difficult
28th Dec 21, 12:39pm
Domestic demand for logs remains strong, but export markets are uncertain. China will probably rise in 2022 as normal but there are questions. India may get even more difficult
Country sees second largest ever quarterly fall in GDP - but the result shows increasing resilience in the face of lockdown restraints
16th Dec 21, 11:00am
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Country sees second largest ever quarterly fall in GDP - but the result shows increasing resilience in the face of lockdown restraints
This week's GDP figures expected to show a drop - but by nothing like the sort of drop economists earlier expected
13th Dec 21, 10:18am
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This week's GDP figures expected to show a drop - but by nothing like the sort of drop economists earlier expected