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  • Determinations, specialty timbers and the building code
    What do you know about "Determinations"? Well, Determinations are best described as judgements made by MBIE where disputes arise between the Building Consent Authority (BCA) and those undertaking building work. BCA's…

  • Harvesting & Milling Indigenous Timber on Private Land
    Owners of land with indigenous forests have several options if they wish to harvest and mill indigenous timber. The milling of native timber is regulated by the Forests Act which…

  • Optimised Engineered Lumber (OEL), timber framing for the future?
    The Specialty Wood Products Partnership is a seven year partnership between central government and the forest industry. It aims to investigate the development of new wood products from locally grown…

  • Report on Farm-totara sapwood and resistance to common household borer
    Examples of Totara Sapwood Resisting Attack by the Common Household Wood Borer (Anobium punctatum) A Report Prepared by Paul Quinlan for Tane’s Tree Trust, January 2017  Download the report here >>

  • Tawa timber An updated perspective on opportunities and issues
    Rob Allen and Brenda Tahi From Indigena, November 2016 In his 1994 book titled New Zealand Timbers Norm Clifton concluded that the ‘writing is on the wall’ for tawa timber.…

  • Totara and the Building code
    Potential markets for farm-totara timber would be significantly improved by complying with New Zealand’s performance-based Building Code. A range of products and applications hold the promise of market demand but…

  • Sustainable management or tropical rainforest destruction?
    A New Zealand delegation made up of members of the NZ Imported Tropical Timber Group, representing buyers of tropical rainforest timber, recently visited the Solomon Islands to check out supplies…

  • Timber Imports mean export of environmental impacts
    This article highlights trends in timber and timber product imports. It also addresses the implications for farmers and foresters growing special-purpose timber species and owners of sustainably managed indigenous forests.…

  • Structural properties of specialty timbers and the Building Code
    Farm Forestry Timbers Society and NZFFA with support from AGMARDT have tested the characteristic stresses of five specialty timber species to meet the requirements of the NZ building code for…

  • Fire Ratings and timber
    Amendments to the fire protection provisions of the New Zealand Building Code has received publicity around the effects these changes will have in reducing opportunities to use timber in buildings.…

  • Prosperity from Forestry and Wood Products
    The forest and wood products industry has the ability to deliver renewable and resilient growth. There are a number of areas where government can, and should, have an interest in…

  • Vital investment tool developed for wood processors
    A major study report released by the Wood Council highlights the need for by-products from established industries like sawmilling if New Zealand is to develop profitable businesses based on emerging…

  • Australian Government Illegal Logging Prohibition Act
    Illegal logging has significant environmental, economic and social costs. Legislation designed to promote the trade in legally logged timber and timber products is now law in Australia. If you are…

  • INAUGURAL MEETING OF THE FARM FORESTRY TIMBERS SOCIETY
    Farm Forestry Timbers held their inaugural meeting on 17th November 2012. It was agreed to constitute the Society by resolution. The Rules of the Farm Forestry Timbers Society can be downloaded…

  • Farm Forestry Timbers
    The NZ Farm Forestry Association has set up a national industry body representing the interests of local specialty timber producers and those with an interest in specialty timbers. web resource…


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