Media Releases

Woodscape study completed

07 March 2013

WoodScape, an economic evaluation of wood processing opportunities, has been completed by Crown Research Institute Scion.

Forest industry transforming itself

23 August 2012

The forest and wood processing industries are moving quickly on a strategy to transform the sector.

The Wood Council (Woodco) has just given the go-ahead to a $400,000 research-based initiative which aims to get the highest value out of every cubic metre of timber harvested. Known as Woodscape, it is modelled on a major study carried out for the Canadian forest products industry in 2009.

Wood Council of New Zealand Strengthens its Focus

1 September 2011

The Wood Council of New Zealand (Woodco) has appointed Jane Arnott to the role of Chief Executive Officer for NZ Wood, the operation that runs the over-arching  marketing programme for the forest and wood sector.

Wood design wins ChCh rebuild design

6 July 2011

Today is a great day for the wood industry, says Doug Ducker, chairman of Woodco, following its winning entry into the 48 hour design competition for the Christchurch CBD, which took place over the last weekend.

86% vote supports forest levy

11 April 2013

A referendum of forest growers has shown strong support for a levy on harvested forest products.

“We have been given the thumbs up to introduce a funding system that will provide greater
certainty, equity and commitment for activities that benefit all growers, such as research,
promotion and forest health,” says Forest Growers Levy Trust chair Geoff Thompson. “At this stage, we expect the levy to be introduced on 1 January 2014.”

New minister welcomes industry co-ordination

10 April 2013

The new Associate Minister for Primary Industries with responsibility for forestry, Hon Jo Goodhew, says she is looking forward to working with the forest and wood processing sector, to ensure it maintains and improves its position as one of New Zealand's key industries.

Wood processors target productivity gains through energy efficiency

20 November 2012

Wood processing companies across the country are set to save $1 million in energy costs annually through an agreement announced by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) today.

Forest Industry Study Released

24 June 2011

The Wood Council of New Zealand (Woodco) today (24 June) released 'Building a Stronger Future For Wood', the 2011 industry study.

Plenty of wood for the Christchurch rebuild

2 March 2011

In the wake of the Christchurch earthquake, the New Zealand Wood Council stands ready to support New Zealand home builders.

Woodco supports Copenhagen Communiqué on climate change

28 September 2009

The NZ Wood Council supports the Copenhagen Communiqué on climate change. 







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