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: 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
Tuesday, 27 Jun 2017
Thanks to all the members who have turned out for the first two WPMA Regional Meetings of the winter - in Nelson and Northland.  The theme of our meetings this time around is the domestic and international trading environment.  You'll recall, back in 2016, Woodco put out a report... more
Thursday, 25 May 2017
New Zealand is facing bigger trade barriers than ever before, particularly by manufacturers trying to add value to exports. The Government should “pull out all the stops” to grow the New Zealand manufacturing sector in a world where protectionism is increasing sharply. So said Brian... more
Thursday, 25 May 2017
Last week at the invitation of Prime Minister Bill English, I travelled with a small New Zealand contingent from the primary industries sector on a trade mission to Japan.  The focus of the visit was on business opportunities through a range of meetings in Tokyo and Sapporo in Japan’s... more
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