Pine Sawmills New Zealand Ltd

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Pine Sawmills New Zealand Ltd – Export Trading since Year 2000


We are a New Zealand Based company with broad experience in sawmilling and further processing, we specialize in the supply of a wide range of quality timber products.

At Pine Sawmillls New Zealand Limited our remanufacturing plants are able to offer consistent product grades and specifications manufactured to suit individual customer’s requirements and demands.



Pine Sawmills New Zealand Ltd export quality timber to any destination worldwide.



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Pacific Pine Industries Ltd

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Pacific Pine is about to commission a new project.


The company is installing newly developed synthetic gas production facility which will allow the direct replacement of the current natural gas supply with synthetic gas (syngas) supply to directly fire the existing boilers to provide hot water for its four timber drying kilns.

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The supplier, a Hamilton, New Zealand based company has developed advanced gasification technology which can now be commercialised and integrated into a full production unit.  This plant is recognised as market leading for this type of application. 

Pacific Pine will provide fuel from its own operations in the form of bark, sawdust and planner shavings.  The fuel is blended prior to being feed into the fully automated fuel feed system which includes a stepping floor and drum dyer before being conveyed into the gasifiers.  The gases from the gasifier is drawn off, cooled, processed and burnt in especially designer burners.

The emissions from the plant is a fraction of what is typical from a conventional heat plant system.

The plant will allow Pacific Pine to reduce its drying costs, increase productivity and drying capacity and very importantly achieve very low emissions.


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LumberLink Limited

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LumberLink Limited – A Leader in Lumber Supply


For over 12 years now LumberLink has been successfully developing international markets for lumber from New Zealand, South America and Australia.

Led by timber industry professionals and staffed by experienced lumber sales people, we pride ourselves on our ability to match our customers’ lumber needs with the right supply from the right sawmills.

Our head office is in Auckland, New Zealand and we have sales offices in Qingdao and Shenzhen in China and Bangkok in Thailand, together with in-market representation in Taiwan, Vietnam and Indonesia.


We have an extensive established customer base across Asia, USA, Australia and Europe.

Our Asia customers are spread throughout China and also in Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Over the years we have developed close long-standing relationships with the best mills in New Zealand, South America, USA and Australia.

We like our suppliers to think of us as an extension of their business and in New Zealand, our main supply base, we are in contact with all the major players in the market on a daily basis.


At LumberLink we specialise in lumber from sustainably managed forests. Because of this Radiata Pine, Douglas Fir, Taeda Pine and Eucalyptus Grandis comprise the majority of our offering. We do source other species if required of course.

We can readily supply most grades of timber in either Green or Kiln Dried; Treated or Untreated; Rough Sawn or Surfaced. Common Rough Sawn widths are 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 200, 250 or 300 millimetres and common thicknesses are 25, 38, and 50 millimetres. Some grades are supplied in random width and commonly in thicknesses of 36 or 44mm. Different dimensions can be requested if required.


Naturally, we are committed to promoting environmentally, socially and economically responsible forest management and hold the internationally recognised Forest Stewardship Council™’s Chain of Custody Certification. FSC™ certification allows our customers to label their products accordingly, and in turn gives end users the choice to support responsibly managed forests.


Our aim is to make lumber export as easy as possible for our customers and our suppliers.

Whether you are reading this as a potential customer or supplier we know we can add value to your business and would welcome the chance to prove ourselves to you.

Please contact us by email at or call us on + 649 307 2179.




Kiwi Lumber

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Kiwi Lumber was established in 1991, and is a privately owned New Zealand company operating three modern sawmills located in the North Island of New Zealand. Our three mills located at Putaruru, Dannevirke and Masterton have all undergone and continue to have significant investment being made in both capacity and cutting edge technology upgrades.

Kiwi Lumber produce an extensive range of products that are specific to our customer’s needs. By providing a consistent quality of resource along with the use of modern technology and systems, Kiwi Lumber is able to produce a diverse range of products to stringent quality and service standards.

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Our New Zealand Radiata Pine timber is milled entirely from renewable plantations and complies with all New Zealand environmental management policies. Kiwi Lumber’s two Appearance Grade mills (Putaruru & Dannevirke) are also FSC certified. Our production is wholesaled throughout New Zealand as well as a range of export markets that include North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and the Pacific Islands.

All Kiwi Lumber sawmills are maintained to the highest possible standards, and through the use of modern technology we are able to ensure excellent cutting accuracy and efficiency of production. Kiwi Lumber Dannevirke and Kiwi Lumber Putaruru are both dedicated to cutting pruned logs. These pruned log sawmills are designed for maximising grade recovery of high grade Clear lumber.

Kiwi Lumber Masterton is a structural mill focussed on producing framing timber primarily for domestic construction. These products are mechanically stress graded to ensure compliance with the relevant New Zealand Standards. Kiwi Lumber also uses a third part auditing body to oversee our Quality Assurance testing and procedures.

Our structural mill also produces a wider range of treated products for outdoor and landscaping purposes and also as industrial grades for pallet manufacturing.

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All three sawmills operate Windsor Kilns which are computer controlled using the Dryspec system and operated by qualified kiln operators. Kiwi Lumber sawmills also employ environmentally friendly energy recycling systems that minimise impact to the environment by utilising sawmill residues to heat our kilns.

Kiwi Lumber runs various Weinig planners/moulders at all three sites along with cut to length optimisers. This gives Kiwi Lumber the ability produce a range of products that includes S4S boards, profiled decking, customer specific precision profiles and cut to length components. Kiwi Lumber also has the ability to supply various treated options that include CCA, LOSP and ACQ.

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Niagara is a family-owned timber company, which proudly celebrated 80 years of sawmilling in 2015. Since their humble beginnings in the small town of Niagara in the Catlins, they have come a long way and today have been settled at their Kennington site for over 51 years.

Niagara concentrates solely on radiata pine, sourcing logs from Southland and neighbouring Otago. 

Their Kennington operation includes a modern sawmill running on two shifts, supported by a kiln drying complex that includes four continuous and three batch kilns. At this site the remanufacturing plant runs a Woodeye optimising saw, plus a Linares and Lakeland finger jointer to produce finger jointed blanks. The sawmill produces 120,000m3 of timber annually, half of which is consumed by its growing remanufacturing business.

In 2005, Niagara purchased the Ashburton-based remanufacturing operation of Pacific Timber. At Niagara Ashburton the finger jointed blanks from Invercargill are processed into quality-engineered timber products for both domestic and international markets. The range of products produced here is large and varied, and includes door jambs, window reveals (liners), mouldings, laminated posts and beams, fascia, trim boards and edge glued wide boards.

Niagara Ashburton also produces the Envira Timber Cladding brand which offers a complete timber weatherboard system, including box corners, scribers, sills and facing boards, fully supported with technical installation drawings and instructions.


Red Stag Timber


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Red Stag Timber to build Southern Hemisphere’s largest sawmill in Rotorua

Red Stag Timber Limited has announced that it will build a new $60 million world-scale sawmill on its

Waipa site at Rotorua.


The state-of-the-art ‘super-mill’, to be manufactured by US firm USNR, will have an annual log input

capacity of 1.2 million tonnes running on two shifts.


The plant will have the latest sawmilling, scanning and optimization equipment, which will tie into

the mill’s current back-end bins and stacker. It will be operational from mid-2016. The investment

will lift the company’s annual output from 450,000 m3 currently to 700,000 m3 in five years’ time

with further site investment.


“This is good news for Red Stag’s customers”, says Red Stag group CEO Marty Verry. “This new

sawmilling technology, along with our existing kiln drying and treatment technology, is far ahead of

anything currently used in New Zealand, and the results are straighter, dryer, stronger and more

dimensionally stable timber for our customers and their customers.”


“We are seeing continued opportunity to increase market share during a period of strength in the

New Zealand and Australian markets out to 2018”, says Mr Verry. “After that we expect a period of

high competition and contraction of the sawmilling sector, as Christchurch and Auckland’s

residential growth slows and the economy cycles.


“This will be partly offset by increasing wood penetration of the medium rise residential and

commercial markets in urban centres, where wood has cost and prefabrication advantages.”


The competition is also good news for home builders, with Mr Verry expecting timber prices to fall

up to 10 percent as a result of the added market competition. “We will be looking to increase Red

Stag’s share of the New Zealand structural timber market from its current 25 percent to over 40

percent in due course,” he says.


An estimated twenty five sawmills have closed in New Zealand in the last ten years, as larger more

efficient operations have expanded. “It’s a long term trend that we are determined to stay ahead

of,” says Mr Verry. “I think we are probably the lowest cost producer in Australasia now, but this

investment will mean another step change reduction to our cost base, mainly through scale and

getting more recovery and value from logs.


“This investment decision is a vote of confidence by the board in the Red Stag management team

and staff who have built up the business almost from scratch since 2003, when we purchased Red

Stag from receivership,” he adds. “They have earned the chance to make what will be a career

defining achievement.”


The investment also means more chip residues in the Central North Island, which Verry says can

either help underpin new investment in pulp and paper operations or potentially a new MDF plant

or the like further down the line.


With volatile pricing and demand in export log markets, the new investment in stable domestic

production will be welcomed by log suppliers. “We would like to acknowledge the support we have

had from Red Stag’s log suppliers. It has given us the supply confidence to make this investment,”

adds Mr Verry.


This capital programme is about reducing costs and gaining market share, but Mr Verry sees further

investment possible in future should the government adopt a ‘wood first’ policy for its procurement.

The Wood Processers and Manufacturer’s Association surveyed its members this year and found

that such a policy would likely trigger $1.17 billion on investment. “With the growing awareness of

wood’s environmental, thermal, and earthquake properties, as well as the potential for regional

employment and export growth, I expect the government to follow Canada, France, Japan and parts

of the USA in adopting such a policy in due course,” says Mr Verry.


For more information or comment:

Marty Verry

021 796455


Westco Lagan Limited


Westco Lagan is a privately owned company that was formed in 1994 and comprises a sawmill at Ruatapu on the South Islands West Coast and a processing plant at Wainoni in Christchurch.




At Ruatapu we mill pruned radiata logs and produce 30,000m3 of appearance grade radiata pine timber per year. The radiata pine logs sourced from local forests have good attributes such as bright light colour, low pith content and a relative freedom from resin pockets.

As most of our logs are purchased from FSC certified forests and we have FSC chain of custody, we offer FSC certified timber.




We produce a wide range of grades and sizes that are manufactured for appearance uses. We supply timber as sawn or dressed four sides, in untreated or treated with CCA. We sell in New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States. To obtain further information about our capabilities please contact us by visiting




The mission of the company is “to Build Brand Value” and everything we do is designed to enhance the value of our products to our customers.

Westco Lagan’s operations are organised on a team basis. Our teams have a strong customer focus and are all dedicated to the success of our mission. We work hard to deliver value to our customers by consistently supplying quality timber products, in full, on time and in spec.

Winstone Pulp International Limited (WPI)

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Welcome to Winstone Pulp International Limited (WPI).

WPI is the wood processing division of Ernslaw One Ltd, (EOL) New Zealand’s 4th largest forestry estate owner, with in excess of 110,000 hectares of Radiata Pine and Douglas Fir plantations under its management.

WPI has its beginnings back in 1978 as the operators of the Karioi pulp mill


and in 1991 started its investment in sawmilling through the acquisition of the Tangiwai Sawmill.

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Since that time, considerable investment has been made in both its Pulp and Sawmill operations such that capacity today sits at approx. 200,000 ADMT per annum of pulp output and approx. 105,000m3 per annum of green  sawn timber output.

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The Tangiwai sawmill producers green sawn timber for use in a wide variety of end uses from utility / packaging grades up to feed stock for higher value processors from furniture through to framing and remanufacturers.

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Sourcing the majority of its round wood inputs from EOL’s FSC certified forests means WPI can offer FSC certified sawn timber to the domestic and international market place.

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Surety of supply has been a hall mark of WPI, from its own secure forest resource through to its well established logistic framework; consider making WPI your future supply source, contact for your next enquiry or further details.




McAlpines and South Pine


Welcome to McAlpines, and South Pine. Originally established in 1949 we have now grown into one of the largest privately owned sawmill, timber and building materials groups in New Zealand.


Employing over 350 staff our operations also include 3 sawmills and a roundwood operation, located close to 3 different ports, and producing a variety of products to satisfy a growing list of domestic and International customers.


On-going expansion and the introduction of sophisticated hi-tech processing equipment has seen productivity increase dramatically in recent years . Along with a major emphasis on the training of a highly skilled and motivated workforce, our company’s reputation is synonymous with quality, service and reliability.


A strong customer focus aligned with regular visits to our markets provides us with a comprehensive understanding of the diverse needs of our customers, and the ability to quickly adapt to changing market conditions. Current markets include China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Pacific Islands, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, and Australia.


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FSC 100%,  a vigorous and proactive attitude towards Health & Safety, environmental performance, and the efficient use of energy are a few of the factors why our company has developed so much confidence, morale, and pride in its performance.


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Pacific Pine Industries Ltd

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Pacific Pine is a privately owned medium size sawmill situated at Putaruru in the central north island producing approximately 150m3 of sawn lumber per day from 100% prune logs.

From the prune log we specialize in producing high grade Clear and knotty boards for the furniture and reman markets throughout the New Zealand, Australian, Asia Pacific and European regions.

We run a bank of 4 accelerated medium temp kilns drying to carefully monitor exacting standards.

Pacific Pine has a strong environmental focus and has attained international accreditation which involves the process by which environmental, sustainable, social and economic management aspects of a forest are measured and verified by an accredited third party. This allows those wood products produced from accredited forests to be formally tracked through the supply chain and to be identified with accredited labelling. A copy of our certificate is available on request.

For more detailed information on sizes and grades we produce please take the time to peruse our web site or contact us directly and one of our knowledgeable sales team of three who between them have a combined 120 years in the lumber industry will respond.

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