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Robotics opportunities in forestry being explored

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 4:17 pm | Southern Wood Council

Forest safety, improving productivity and getting workers off the felling site has been a major push for forestry managers, forest owners, logging contractors and equipment suppliers to modify their wood harvesting operations over the last few years. Another ... More >>

Southern Wood Council Forest Products Scholarship

Tuesday, 8 March 2011, 6:02 pm | Southern Wood Council

A major new Southern Wood Council initiative is set to encourage more young people into a growing industry. The Council has set up a Southern Wood Council Forest Products Scholarship at the University of Canterbury School of Forestry this year More >>

Dunedin man named training leader of the year

Thursday, 24 September 2009, 5:11 pm | Southern Wood Council

Making it as easy as possible for forestry workers to stay safe at work has earned a Dunedin man national recognition. More >>

Potential for Otago Southland forestry

Saturday, 5 September 2009, 12:28 pm | Southern Wood Council

It’s pleasing to see the importance of new forest plantations recognised by the review of the Emissions Trading Scheme. More >>

Energy source heating up

Tuesday, 4 August 2009, 12:07 pm | Southern Wood Council

Otago and Southland is very well positioned to exploit the emerging global shift into renewable energy sources. More >>

Forestry awards its workers

Friday, 10 July 2009, 9:56 am | Southern Wood Council

You’re never too old to learn, as forestry workers in Otago and Southland will testify. More >>

Wood Council Backs Truck Proposal

Friday, 3 July 2009, 10:53 am | Southern Wood Council

A government proposal which would allow trucks to carry heavier loads has the backing of the Southern Wood Council. More >>

Wood use on construction sites increasing

Tuesday, 16 December 2008, 4:05 pm | Southern Wood Council

More wood is being used on construction sites around New Zealand, and Otago and Southland is no exception. More >>

Retiring chairman predicts greater wood use

Friday, 10 October 2008, 9:53 am | Southern Wood Council

The use of wood for building in New Zealand is likely to take off as we recognise it is the world’s most renewable raw material. That’s the prediction from Matthew Hitchings, who has just stepped down as the inaugural chairman of the Southern Wood ... More >>

Wood Council opposes increase in road user charges

Monday, 7 July 2008, 1:45 pm | Southern Wood Council

The Southern Wood Council has added its support to transport industry oppostion for the latest increase in Road User Charges. More >>

What’s on the forestry sector’s Christmas list

Thursday, 20 December 2007, 1:24 pm | Southern Wood Council

New Zealander’s efforts to be kind to the planet don’t need to revolve solely around recycling household waste; there’s a big contribution we all can make to sustainability that’s right under our noses. More >>

Wood Availability Forecasts for 2007–2040

Wednesday, 5 December 2007, 1:44 pm | Southern Wood Council

After 2015, the combined Otago and Southland regional log harvest has the potential to increase from the current 1.5 million cubic metres, rising to about 2.8 million cubic metres a year from around 2020. More >>

Southern Forests Growing

Tuesday, 30 October 2007, 10:39 am | Southern Wood Council

Over 3.6 million radiata pine and Douglas fir seedlings were planted in Otago and Southland’s major forests over the past year. More >>

Southern Wood Council Welcomes Carbon Trading

Friday, 28 September 2007, 10:19 am | Southern Wood Council

The Southern Wood Council has welcomed the government’s shift in its recently announced carbon trading scheme, to now recognise owners of forests planted after 1989. More >>

Carbon Sinks Seen As A Goldmine

Thursday, 30 August 2007, 10:26 am | Southern Wood Council

Carbon Sinks Seen As A Goldmine For Otago & Southland The forests of Otago and Southland could well be thought of as green gold, thanks to the carbon storing qualities of its trees. More >>

Council Welcomes Deforestation Policy Change

Thursday, 22 December 2005, 4:01 pm | Southern Wood Council

The Southern Wood Council is delighted that the Minister of Forestry Jim Anderton is asking officials to explore measures to address the issues of green house gas emissions arising from deforestation, council spokesman Phil Taylor said today. More >>

Time for Govt to back Forestry for the Future

Monday, 21 November 2005, 3:53 pm | Southern Wood Council

The Southern Wood Council is calling on the government to recognise the environmental net benefit delivered by the southern forestry industry in the light of a new study by leading primary industry expert Peter Sligh. More >>

Council Extends Pine Branch To Government

Thursday, 30 June 2005, 12:07 am | Southern Wood Council

The Southern Wood council is concerned that the way the government is managing the Kyoto protocol carbon credits will impact negatively on the southern forestry industry, council spokesman Phil De la Mare said today. More >>

Southern Wood Sector Leads The Way In GDP Growth

Tuesday, 17 May 2005, 4:07 pm | Southern Wood Council

The southern wood industry is punching above its weight with its contribution to the regions GDP, Southern Wood Council chairman Matt Hitchings, said today. More >>

Southern Wood Industry Launches Journalism Award

Wednesday, 9 March 2005, 2:53 pm | Southern Wood Council

The Southern Wood Council (SWC) is launching the inaugural Southern Wood Council (SWC) Journalism Excellence award. More >>