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New Zealand Wood Processors Appoint Interim Chair

Tuesday, 31 July 2012, 10:43 am | Wood Processors Association

The Wood Processors Association (WPA) today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Jon Tanner, is taking on the role of Interim Chair, following the resignation of Chairman Mark Hansen. More >>

WPA Elects New Chair

Monday, 30 May 2011, 3:15 pm | Wood Processors Association

"Following the board’s vote, I am pleased to confirm Mark Hansen of Rosvall Sawmill was elected as the Chair of WPA" said WPA CEO Jon Tanner. More >>

WPA Farewells Chair

Wednesday, 13 April 2011, 3:33 pm | Wood Processors Association

Mark Hansen of Rosvall Sawmill has stepped in as the interim Chair of the Wood Processors' Association of New Zealand, following today's resignation of Chairman Rob Davies. "Rob has been an extremely valuable asset to WPA, and the board are sorry to see ... More >>

Wood Processors’ Association Congratulates Minister and DBH

Monday, 14 March 2011, 5:16 pm | Wood Processors Association

The Wood Processors’ Association of New Zealand (WPA) congratulates Minister of Building and Construction, Maurice Williamson, on the release of an overhauled timber treatment regime within the New Zealand Building Code. More >>

Full Confidence In Future Of NZ Wood Processing

Friday, 17 December 2010, 3:10 pm | Wood Processors Association

While times are undeniably tough, the Wood Processors' Association today expressed confidence in the future of the industry. "Any time jobs are lost it is tough for everyone. As an industry we are working hard to rebuild the sector towards a future ... More >>

WPA welcomes government timber treatment proposal

Monday, 6 September 2010, 5:28 pm | Wood Processors Association

The Wood Processors Association of New Zealand (WPA) and the Frame & Truss Manufacturers Association (FTMA) welcome the proposed changes to the rules for the use of treated timber in houses announced by the Minister of Building and Construction Maurice Williamson, ... More >>

Wood Processors’ Association New CEO

Tuesday, 27 July 2010, 5:19 pm | Wood Processors Association

The Wood Processors Association of New Zealand (WPA) announced today that Dr Jon Tanner has accepted the role of Chief Executive Officer commencing 17 August 2010. Rob Davies, Chief Executive of CHH Woodproducts New Zealand welcomed Jon into the ... More >>

Closure of Sawmill highlights impact of dollar

Tuesday, 28 July 2009, 4:33 pm | Wood Processors Association

The announcement today by WPI International of the closure of the Prime Sawmill in Gisborne again highlights the devastating impact of our volatile dollar, says Wood Processors Association chief executive, Peter Bodeker. More >>

Frame and Truss Merge with Wood Processors

Tuesday, 14 April 2009, 10:33 am | Wood Processors Association

The Frame and Truss Manufacturers Association (FTMA) are to merge with the Wood Processors Association (WPA).  In making this announcement chairman of the FTMA executive, Ian McGregorsays, “It is the right time to merge two organisations who undertake ... More >>

Leaky Homes Review Welcome

Thursday, 26 February 2009, 12:16 pm | Wood Processors Association

The Wood Processors’ Association (WPA) has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Building and Construction, Maurice Williamson, that he intends researching the extent of the lingering leaky homes problem. More >>

Wood Processors Endorse Minister’s Statement

Monday, 8 December 2008, 12:40 pm | Wood Processors Association

Non-load-bearing timber must not be used for load-bearing purposes says the Wood Processors Association which represents 80% of New Zealand’s saw mill production . More >>

ETS will cut Environmental Lifeline

Monday, 12 May 2008, 12:29 am | Wood Processors Association

The Government’s proposed Emissions Trading Scheme is in danger of cutting New Zealand’s environmental lifeline – its forests and wood products - according to Dave Anderson, chairman of the industry body, the Wood Processors Association, ... More >>

Wood Processors Working More Closely

Friday, 30 November 2007, 9:54 am | Wood Processors Association

Wood Processors Association Chairman David Anderson, reporting at the organisation’s annual meeting, applauded the industry for working more closely together than it had ever done in the past. It is clear that there is a new sense of cooperation within ... More >>

Wood Processors Request Review Of Timber Treatment

Friday, 9 November 2007, 10:59 am | Wood Processors Association

Wood Processors Association Chief Executive Peter Bodeker has supported the call for an enquiry into timber treatments. Responding to the call from National MP Bob Clarkson for a review of timber treatment, Bodeker stated the industry has already ... More >>

Wood Processors Support Carbon Cost

Monday, 6 August 2007, 1:57 pm | Wood Processors Association

The Wood Processors Association strongly supports the prospective inclusion of embedded energy use in the building code, as announced today by the Government. More >>

Wood processors call for monetary reform

Thursday, 26 July 2007, 3:24 pm | Wood Processors Association

In light of a further increase in the OCR announced today, wood processors are calling for a major review of monetary policy. “By giving the Reserve Bank the OCR as the only tool to manage inflation, the country’s export sector is put at risk by the ... More >>

WPA congratulates Reserve Bank over intervention

Tuesday, 12 June 2007, 1:20 pm | Wood Processors Association

The Wood Processors Association Chair Dave Anderson has congratulated the Reserve Bank Governor on intervening in the foreign currency market yesterday. More >>

Plant Loss Hard for Government to Ignore

Thursday, 10 May 2007, 4:03 pm | Wood Processors Association

Media Release Wood Processors Association 10 May 2007 Plant Loss Hard for Government to Ignore News that the Fletcher Building MDF plant in Taupo will not be rebuilt, resulting in the loss of over 70 staff, comes as no surprise to the wood processing ... More >>

More Support for Reserve Bank Act Review

Friday, 27 April 2007, 5:07 pm | Wood Processors Association

Following, yesterday's hike in the OCR to 7.75%, the Wood Processors Association has once again added its voice to calls for a review of monetary policy and the Reserve Bank Act. More >>

Road user charges hike will increase timber costs

Monday, 2 April 2007, 4:04 pm | Wood Processors Association

The Wood Processors Association is staggered by the Government’s decision to hike road user charges (RUC) by a further 11% (effective as of April 1), which will add further costs to an industry already struggling to sustain any level of profitability. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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