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New plantings in Hanmer Forest increase diversity


Following the harvesting of a small block of Larch in Hanmer Forest, Rayonier Matariki Forests together with Hanmer Heritage Forest Trust held a community planting morning which saw around 800 coastal redwoods planted.

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Land gift for Te Pohue water supply


Rayonier Matariki Forests has gifted some of its land to the Hastings District Council to ensure residents getting their drinking water from Te Pohue’s water network will have a safer, more resilient supply.

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Sea lion pups put forestry workers on high alert


The Department of Conservation (DOC) called in Rayonier Matariki Forests to help keep a group of sea lion pups safe that had taken up residence in a roadside tidal pool near Hina Hina Forest.

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Free firewood for Hauraki


More than 100 homes will be warmer this winter thanks to a new initiative to provide firewood to Hauraki Iwi in need.

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Forestry's biggest advocate


Sap runs in Acacia Farmery’s veins. 

At just 26, Acacia has already scooped international awards, met with royalty and is sharing her passion to educate New Zealand students about forestry.

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Saving Kakabeak one seed at a time


What started eight years ago as a random discovery of an extremely rare, native kakabeak plant in Hawke’s Bay has become an ongoing joint effort to save the species.

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Wetland planting grows knowledge and food


A collaborative effort between Waikato Regional Council, Rayonier Matariki Forests and Opoutere School has seen nearly one thousand native trees planted in the Papa Marie Estuary wetland.

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Dawn unveilling


A spine tingling karakia welcomed the day and visitors to Napier Girls High School to celebrate the dawn unveiling of five very special pou.

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