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Monday, 18 Dec 2017
Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2018!   The team at WPMA would like to extend their gratitude for your support throughout the year. We pulled together to put wood processing and manufacturing on the national radar in 2017. ... more
Thursday, 30 Nov 2017
At the WPMA Industry Forum in Whangarei yesterday the Hon. Shane Jones announced reforms to the Overseas Investment Act in relation to forestry and wood processing.  I copy to you (below) the email received from Hon Jones on the changes being made.  On behalf of the WPMA, I'd like to... more
Friday, 20 Oct 2017
The NZ Wood Processors and Manufacturers' Association (WPMA) congratulates The NZ Labour Party, NZ First and The Green Party on successfully joining together to form the next government.     Mr Brian Stanley, Chair of WPMA, notes that, "this is a very important result for... more
Monday, 09 Oct 2017
Over the past week there have been two media releases regarding the shortage of logs in Northland.  Firstly TV 3 and Seven Sharp on Thursday 5 October and today the front page of the Northern Advocate. For further information please see the links... more
Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017
Dear Members New Zealand elections always bring together some novel alliances.  The 2017 Election is no exception on this front for WPMA.  For this General Election we have worked up an alliance between the wood, metals, plastics and manufacturing-exporters' associations to deliver the... more
Monday, 11 Sep 2017
WPMA's Chair and CEO, Brian Stanley and Jon Tanner, were in China last week to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the equivalent body the China Timber and Wood Products Distribution Association (CTWPDA).  The signing between the two organisations took place at the 7th China Global Wood... more
Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017
New Zealand wood products already undergo strict and independent, third-party scrutiny to ensure that they comply with the NZ Building Code.  All NZ wood products are made to standards and codes set by the official NZ standards body, Standards New Zealand, and by the building industry... more
Friday, 11 Aug 2017
Click here to hear the interview with Sir Bob Jones: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/08/world-s-tallest-wooden-building-to-be-built-in-wellington.html Property magnate Sir Bob Jones is planning to build the world's tallest wooden office block in Wellington. He says his... more
Monday, 07 Aug 2017
The forestry sector says its growth is being unfairly squeezed by competition from overseas rivals collecting state subsidies. New Zealand Listener, 4 Aug 2017 By Tina Morrison Forestry products are New Zealand’s third-largestexport commodity. The forestry... more
Thursday, 03 Aug 2017
Forest owners and wood processors have also added their voice, saying they appreciate the government needs to fine tune the Emissions Trading Scheme, but they believe present uncertainty in the ETS might lead to a reduction in forest planting, just when it needs to increase.   The chair... more
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