Yearly Archives: 2018

Students transforming local timber

In today’s digital and plastic age, it seems unlikely that an Iphone could be used with a wooden speaker, but students at Grant High School’s woodworking classes are making them, and a whole lot of other wooden items as part of their studies. Moreover, in a time when more students are choosing technology classes, over […]

Drought assistance from the OneFortyOne team

Normally the trucks leaving OneFortyOne’s Jubilee Highway Sawmill are loaded with crates of timber for building houses. However the sawmill team has recently dispatched two crates of donated goods to help farming families in drought-stricken NSW. OFO’s Maree Little led the employee donation drive having seen the news, “For all of us living in regional […]

OneFortyOne announces intention to purchase Manuka Island forest estate

Australian forestry company, OneFortyOne (OFO) has announced its intention to purchase the Manuka Island forest estate in the Wairau Valley near Blenheim. The proposed purchase is now being reviewed by the Overseas Investment Office. The Manuka Island estate is approximately 2000 hectares of forest and currently owned by Merrill and Ring. Manuka Island will be […]

OneFortyOne marks purchase settlement with the announcement of two significant new initiatives

The new owner of Nelson Forests OneFortyOne (OFO) has marked the settlement of its purchase with the announcement of two significant new initiatives – the establishment of a substantial fund for sedimentation research and a school leaver programme that will provide trade apprenticeships at Nelson Forests’ Kaituna Sawmill near Blenheim. Nelson Forests has committed $500,000 […]

OneFortyOne purchase of Nelson Forests confirmed by Overseas Investment Office

OneFortyOne (OFO) has received confirmation that the Overseas Investment Office has approved its purchase of Nelson Forests. The completion date for the purchase will be Tuesday the 4th of September 2018. Nelson Forests, currently owned by investment funds advised by Global Forest Partners LP, is a vertically-integrated plantation and sawmill business in the Nelson Tasman […]

OFO helps next generation of foresters

OneFortyOne and Tenison Woods College are excited about embarking on a new partnership. Students from year levels across the College will attend a planting session taking place this Friday, to coincide with National School Trees Day. Through this experience and others planned for the future, both OneFortyOne and Tenison Woods College are eager to the […]

OneFortyOne Major Grants Awarded

Stand Like Stone is pleased to announce the recipients of grants from the 2018 OneFortyOne Community Capacity Building Grants. The partnership commenced in 2014 and has to date distributed $80,000 across eight charitable projects that have built capacity in the Limestone Coast. The OneFortyOne Community Capacity Building Grants have delivered a further $50,000 into the […]

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