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Tōtara study proves
local demand

JSC Timbers of Riverhead has placed the first commercial order for farm tōtara timber harvested and milled as part of a two-year study to test the practicality and commercial viability of a new industry based on regenerating farm-tōtara from private land in Northland.

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Native timber project breathes new life into Northland history

Family politics, a 120-year-old love story and modern-day research to see if native wood can be harvested sustainably for commercial use have converged in an historic church in Northland’s Matauri Bay.

The iconic Samuel Marsden Māori Anglican Church building is dedicated to the memory of Reverend Samuel Marsden...


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New website for Northland Tōtara Industry Pilot project

Project partners running a two-year study into the viability of a Northland tōtara timber industry have unveiled a website ( to explain the project and its social, economic and environmental

Tōtara timber from Northland farms is being harvested selectively under a ...

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Northland Tōtara Industry Pilot project passes major milestone

Tōtara logs from two Northland farms have been harvested selectively under a ‘continuous cover’ forestry
model and milled as part of a two-year project to assess whether the native tree can be harvested
sustainably for commercial use. The Northland Tōtara Industry Pilot (TIP) project’s second harvest saw 200 m 3 of farm-tōtara taken from two sites near Kawakawa ...

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Tōtara Industry Pilot,  76 Mangamanihi Road, RD2

Kaeo 0479, Northland