Niagara has been sawmilling since 1935. We have a proud history of responsible forestry and timber processing. A great deal of effort and experience goes into producing a quality product and with over 86 years entrenched in the sawmilling business Niagara is at the forefront, a world-class leader in its field.
Craigpine was established in 1923 as Port Craig Timber. A company with a long and rich history, Craigpine has been exporting timber for over 90 years. Craigpine currently export high quality sawn Radiata Pine to over 22 markets around the world. Craigpine hope to be at the forefront of forestry internationally for at least another 90 years.
In the 1970’s Port Craig Timber acquired Marshall and Sons Winton Sawmill and completed the transition from milling NZ native to sustainable radiata pine. The rebrand from Port Craig Timber to Craigpine occurred in 1988 and was reflective of this new focus on pine. Father and son Ken and Ross Richardson purchased Craigpine in December of 2020 from the Black family, and have integrated the Winton based sawmill into its Kennington timber manufacturing business.
Craigpine has a proud history of sawmilling in New Zealand, and was originally founded in 1923 as Port Craig Timber. Back in the 1920’s NZ native species were the backbone of the NZ sawmilling Industry. Being located on the South West coast of Southland Port Craig was perfectly positioned to take advantage of a plentiful supply of key species such as Rimu and Beech.