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Hancock Forest Management (New Zealand) Limited general manager Bill McCallum

Hancock NZ upbeat on outlook for timber as local units post mixed results

Fri 17 Apr 15

"The domestic market right now is on a pretty firm footing. There is some pretty solid construction activity in New Zealand right now," said Bill McCallum, general manager of Hancock's local unit.

Marsden Point's deepwater commercial port, Northport

Japanese company has million dollar axe to grind in HarvestPro fallout

Thu 16 Apr 15 1

A dispute over who owns a shipment of logs tied up in Northland has ended up in the High Court. 

AgriHQ agriculture analyst Ivan Luketina

Export log prices record first drop in eight months as Chinese inventories build

Mon 23 Mar 15

The average wharf gate price for New Zealand A-grade logs fell to $106 a tonne.

Labour forestry spokesman Stuart Nash

Large forest contractor's equipment repossessed

Thu 19 Mar 15

GE Finance and Insurance will sell repossessed equipment from HarvestPro sites in Auckland, Northland and Gisborne in coming weeks.

AgriHQ analyst and report author Ivan Luketina

Outlook firms for NZ log exports to China

Tue 2 Dec 14

Demand for New Zealand logs in China is expected to be “soft” in 2015 after which a slow recovery in prices will be fuelled by an expected pick up in construction.

Agrifax forestry analyst Ivan Luketina

Export log prices edge up in November; Chinese demand remains weak

Fri 21 Nov 14

Export log prices edged up in Nov although demand from China is likely to remain subdued until the 2Q of next year.

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