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Wednesday, 08 Feb 2017
MARTIN DE RUYTER/FAIRFAX NZ Jon Tanner, chief executive of the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association says a wooden building weighs less than a steel concrete structure with obvious benefits in both construction and resilience in an earthquake. SUPPLIED Wellington Airport... more
Friday, 16 Dec 2016
Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2017!   The Team at WPMA would like to extend their gratitude for your support throughout the year. We look forward to working with you in 2017 and wish you all happy and safe holidays. With our Best Wishes   Jon, Jeff, Debbie &... more
Thursday, 15 Dec 2016
MEDIA RELEASE: Exterior Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Breakthrough 15 December 2016 New Zealand exterior wood specialist Abodo has achieved another first – an exterior CLT panel made exclusively from thermally modified radiata pine. The CLT panel is made up of hundreds of 150x50 sections of Abodo’s Vulcan Cladding – a thermally modified radiata pine product,... more
Friday, 09 Dec 2016
Timber Design Award Finalists Announced! NZ Wood are delighted to announce the Stage One Finalists for the Resene Timber Design Awards 2017!  Click here to view: http://www.nzwood.co.nz/category/timber-design-awards/nzwood-resene-timber-design-awards-2017/ NZ Wood had strong support... more
Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016
You will probably have seen or at least heard about the TV One Q & A programme screened last Sunday.  The programme focussed on log shortages to domestic processors in the regions and more particularly on Northland and Gisborne regions.  Mark Hansen from Rosvall Sawmill in Whangarei... more
Thursday, 25 Aug 2016
WPMA is a nominating organisation for both New Zealand Standards and joint Australian/New Zealand Standards technical committees. WPMA runs a number of technical committees with various specialisations, such as timber grading, timber structures and timber preservation. These WPMA committees then... more
Thursday, 25 Aug 2016
Rosvall Sawmill managing director, Mark Hansen, is concerned overharvesting of Northland trees for the overseas markets would force the closure of timber processing businesses in the region. Photo / Michael Cunningham Overharvesting of Northland pine forests to satisfy a global demand for timber... more
Friday, 19 Aug 2016
A Nelson timber firm has recognised the achievements of their staff in gaining trade qualifications, with one cluster of staff in particular showing the fruits of hard work and an opportunity taken. XLam was founded in Nelson by brothers Robin and Ian Jack in 2010 and... more
Thursday, 18 Aug 2016
Canterbury forests are been bought by overseas interests, with logs shipped directly from Lyttelton or Port Chalmers. Canterbury's timber trade is in dire straights due to a serious shortage of logs.  The problem is two-fold. Not only are most of the province's logs going directly to... more
Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016
Hot on the heels of the WPMA Regional Meeting in Whangarei on 26 July we moved on to Nelson on 9 August.  You told us recently in the WPMA survey that the number one issue across the country is security of log supply.  Therefore the theme of our new round of regional meetings is... more
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