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Expressions of Interest - Harvest Contractor

Buy and Sell Description:

Expressions of Interest sought for a mechanised cable harvesting package.

Location – Manawatu Region (Hunterville). Te Namu Forest for the first two years with the potential of Ngaruru Forest for the third-year work.

This expression of interest is for work covering an initial term of three years. Volume 200,000+ tonnes for a 3-year period starting April 2024 and would suit a Swing Yarder.

Ernslaw requires a contractor who has a proven record of excellence in H&S and environmental management, is Safetree certified and has a highly trained workforce.

For an information pack and to arrange a forest visit please contact Shane Boustead- SNI Harvesting and Cartage Manager ( or Steve Couper- Regional Manager (

For more info
Contact: Shane Boustead
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Forest/Land Sale

Wilson Bay Farm

Buy and Sell Description:

This large coastal trophy farm, located on the western side of the Coromandel Peninsula with a 1km frontage to the Hauraki Gulf, enjoys magnificent sunsets and stunning views to the Coromandel Islands to the north.

A recent boundary adjustment gives three titles within the 413ha block which has two streams, Waimana to the south and Wilson's Creek to the north. Currently the farm has approx 160ha of pasture of the total 413ha, more or less, with the balance in native bush with some fabulous stands of Nikau, Tawa, Puriri and Rewarewa. A total of 170 ha was in grassland in 1990 and could be planted to claim for carbon credits.

The farm has been fenced into 20 main paddocks and 11 holding paddocks and good tracks to most parts via four main routes. Nearly all the fences are electrified and most paddocks have gravity fed water reticulation from the main water supply fed by a spring.

Over the last 11 years, the farm has been a successful beef breeding operation, normally running 160 breeding cattle. Facilities include a two-stand, iconic wool shed used for the storage of machinery and hay shed.

There are two yards, a couple of lean-to sheds and at the back of the farm there is a utility shed for the storage of hay. Recreational activities available include great fishing right on the doorstep in the Gulf or cruise around the bays along the coast, bush walks, horse trekking and pig hunting. This property could also suit a variety of tourist ventures.

Viewing by appointment.

See full listing here

PDF description: Wilson Bay Farm- fact sheet 2024_1acavq1tingjv.pdf

For more info
Contact: Stephanie Burgess
mobile: (+64) 21 122 0682
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Oban Forest, Masterton

Buy and Sell Description:

Entry Level, Ready to Harvest, Great Location

Oban Forest is situated on Blairlogie – Langdale Road, east of Masterton. The forest has two halves with one being a well-established second rotation Pinus Radiata stand showing excellent growth and form, the second being a mature, well-tended pine crop.

Key details:-

  • Title Area – 44.44 ha
  • NSA Area – 38.7 ha
  • Moderate to easy contour
  • Pinus Radiata Age Class 2001 & 2022
  • Kiwi Lumber Sawmill, Masterton – 38 km
  • Rail Head, Masterton – 38 km
  • Wellington, Centre Port – 130 km
Oban Forest is For Sale, both land and trees by way of Expressions of Interest closing 2pm, 4th April 2024.

If you require further information, please contact Todd on (+64) 22 054 0780 or George on (+64) 21 307 022 at NZ Forest Sales.

For more info
Contact: George Searle
Phone: (+64) 21 307 022
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462ha Forestry Right -Near Mature - Waipohutu Forest

Buy and Sell Description:

The sale represents an opportunity for an investor to acquire 462ha of near mature radiata tree crop secured by forestry right. Established in 2003 and 2004 the forest is located off SH30 between Mangakino and Benneydale, approximately 55km to the Kinleith industrial site and 147km to the Port of Tauranga. The total stocked area is approximately 462ha of radiata pine, includes area that has been pruned and thinned and some area that remains at a higher stocking. The resource description is supported by inventory undertaken in October 2023.

The forestry right term will end once the crop is harvested, up to a maximum of 10 years. The vendor is open to alternative proposals on the FR term. A subsequent rotation forestry right may be available by negotiation.

Waipohutu Forest

  • Central North Island region
  • 462ha* total stocked area of primarily pruned radiata pine
  • 297ha established in 2003*
  • 165ha established in 2004*
  • Primarily flat to flat-rolling terrain
  • Close proximity to domestic processors
    • Kinleith industrial site, 55km*
    • Te Kuiti, 65km*Taupo, 80km*
  • 147km* to the Port of Tauranga
  • Roading infrastructure is largely in place

The sale will be via “deadline offers” based on an agreed lump sum payment for the tree crop, ongoing land rental and otherwise on terms and conditions to be agreed. The vendor reserves the right to conduct the sale process as the vendor thinks fit including the right to reject any offer received and the right to negotiate with any potential buyer to the exclusion of any other potential buyers.

Contact details below to obtain an information memorandum and access to the electronic data room (confidentiality agreement applies).

5:00 pm Friday 12th April 2024


NZIF Registered Forestry Consultant

PDF description: Waipohutu Forest.pdf

For more info
Contact: Adam Mills
Phone: (+64) 21 315 696
mobile: (+64) 21 315 696
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36.7ha Forestry Right – Mature Trees - SH70 North Canterbury

Buy and Sell Description:

Located adjacent to SH70 Inland Road and West of the Conway River North Canterbury, the ‘Doone Forestry Right’ is surplus to the vendors’ requirements as they exit their New Zealand investments. It is being offered for sale on a lump sum basis on the assignment of the Forestry Right. Comprising predominantly 1983 and 1993 plantings of Pinus radiata, under the terms of the Forestry Right harvest must occur by 29 January 2025. Access is expected to be across farm land in accordance with the Forestry Right or within the woodlots.

With proximity to a range of domestic processors and export markets, this woodlot may suit domestic processors or contractors alike looking for immediate harvest volume.

Available for sale by way of ‘Deadline Offers’, this is a simple opportunity to evaluate, supported by inventory, forest map, aerial imagery and legal information and a template offer document. Don’t hesitate to contact Arotahi Agribusiness to discuss your interest or arrange an inspection by prior appointment.

Key features include:

  • 36.7ha* mature woodlot;
  • 166km* to Lyttleton
  • 1983 and 1993 plantings; Forestry Right to be assigned;
  • Predominantly Pinus radiata with some Cupressus macrocarpa;
  • Proximity to multiple domestic processors;

Deadline Offers: Due 4pm Wednesday 6 March 2024


Jeremy Keating (+64) 21 461 210

Arotahi Agribusiness Limited, Licensed Real Estate Agent REA Act

For more info
Contact: Jeremy Keating
mobile: (+64) 21 461 210

Applications close: Wednesday, 6-Mar-2024

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Other Products/Services

Informe Daily Rate Costing Reports

Buy and Sell Description:

How has the cost of living increases and inflation affected your daily crew costs during 2023? Are you aware just how much the cost of running your forestry crew has increased over the last 12 months and are you factoring this in to your 2024 contract negotiations?

Forme Consulting have been producing the INFORME daily rate and cost escalation reports for over 30 years. Our aim has always been to provide independent and reliable costing information to the forest industry.

The reports are considered by many to be the benchmark for harvesting, silviculture and forest engineering cost information currently available in New Zealand. The reports provide a comprehensive range of estimated daily rates for machines, equipment, chainsaws, vehicles, labour, and overheads which allows daily rate crew costs to be estimated. This insight is invaluable to contractors in whatever area of forestry, who may be preparing for contract price negotiations with their forest company.

Our INFORME reports are typically used to:

  • monitor escalation of equipment costs & rates and silviculture manday rates
  • calculate indicative crew day costs
  • provide “Peace of Mind” to back up and validate own costings
  • prepare for price negotiations knowing that many forestry companies also use the INFORME reports.
Our INFORME 2024 reports are available to pre-order now with delivery of the report expected the second week of January 2024. Visit our website below to complete and submit the order form or visit our website for more information.

We will also be launching Informe Digital early in the new year. Input your own crew variables such as fuel prices, labour costs or machine variable hours into our online models to calculate a specific daily cost for your crew. See the order form for more details.

For more info
Contact: Kevin Reardon
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Pikorua Farm, Towai

Buy and Sell Description:
Advert title updated to: Paiaka Road Farm

For more info
Contact: Warwick Searle
Phone: (+64) 21 362 778
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