World Leading, Global Partnerships

AVA Timber is a world leader in log export operations, working with our joint venture partners, Rayonier Matariki Forests and Manulife Investment Management Timberland and Agriculture (MIMTA) through their New Zealand timberland division, Manulife Investment Management Forest Management New Zealand (MFM NZ), ensure the supply of premium-grade New Zealand logs. The experienced sales and marketing function at AVA Timber then delivers logs to international markets to fulfil the needs of our customers. These partnerships demonstrate our shared commitment to the effective stewardship of our land on behalf of clients, employees, and the environment.

Meet Our Joint Venture Partners:

Manulife Investment Management

Manulife Investment Management is the brand for the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC). Our mission is to make decisions easier and lives better by empowering investors for a better tomorrow. 

Serving more than 17 million individuals, institutions, and retirement plan members, we believe our global reach, complementary businesses, and the strength of our parent company position us to help investors capitalize on today’s emerging global trends.

Manulife Investment Management Timberland and Agriculture is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of MFC.

Rayonier Matariki Forests

Hailing from the USA, Rayonier was founded in Shelton, Washington – in 1926. Over half a century down the line, Rayonier established itself in New Zealand in 1988. From humble beginnings, Rayonier launched itself into the NZ forestry industry under the name of Rayonier Matariki Forests. Matariki was chosen to pay homage to the Maori name for the Pleiades constellation. With the support, and expertise of the Rayonier Matariki foresters, the New Zealand operation focused on planting a solid future for the company. 

Having built a successful log trading business, Rayonier Matariki Forest continues to innovate and grow. They strive towards operational and technical excellence. 

Rayonier Matariki Forests are committed to investing in people, technology and processes, this ensures employees and business partners alike benefit and enjoy working in a company that has a positive impact on our environment, economy and industry. 

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We bring global business to life.

At AVA Timber, our joint venture partners Manulife and Rayonier Matariki Forests are some of New Zealand’s largest forest owners.
We form and maintain strong and enduring relationships with our global clients, maintaining a high degree of oversight, ethics and integrity.

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Auckland CBD 1010, New Zealand

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