STIMBR was incorporated on 8 July 2008, bringing together a wide range of organisations and individuals with a common interest in seeking environmentally and socially acceptable alternatives to methyl bromide, and reducing its use.
STIMBR's membership comprises representatives of major businesses and organisations involved in exporting logs and timber products from New Zealand. This includes major forestry companies, ports, and fumigation treatment companies.
A range of other organisations and individuals with an interest in methyl bromide reduction are also STIMBR members.
There are two classes of membership. Membership details are outlined in more detail here.
STIMBR is governed by a management committee elected annually. An executive sub-committee of four members of the management committee work with the Executive Officer to manage STIMBR’s business.
STIMBR works with a range of organisations in New Zealand to progress our research programme and other activities.
Ministry for Primary Industries
Environmental Protection Authority
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
Primary Growth Partnership
STIMBR is a part of the government's Primary Growth Partnership. The Primary Growth Partnership is a government-industry initiative that invests in significant programmes of research and innovation to boost the economic growth and sustainability of New Zealand’s primary, forestry and food sectors.
Plant & Food Research
Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand-based science company providing research and development that adds value to fruit, vegetable, crop and food products.
University of Canterbury EPECentre
The Electric Power Engineering Centre's (EPECentre) mission is a research centre of excellence in electric power engineering that meets industry's research needs and fulfils the Power Engineering Excellence Trust's (PEET) purpose to promote and support the education of power engineers and the study of power engineering as a field of excellence in New Zealand.
Scion is a New Zealand Crown Research Institute that specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry, wood product and wood-derived materials and other bio-material sectors.
Our Research Programmes
Two significant co-funders of the STIMBR Research Programme are the Primary Growth Partnership, through the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
The STIMBR-PGP programme commenced in September 2011. A total of $2.37 million (GST exclusive) is committed to the programme which is funded 50:50 by MPI and STIMBR. The bulk of the investment occurs in the first two years of the programme.
The STIMBR-MBIE programme commenced in October 2012. The programme is aimed at finding acceptable and sustainable alternatives to the fumigants currently used that demonstrate New Zealand’s commitment to environmental sustainability. The $8.2 million research project is funded by MBIE – $5.2 million over four years and STIMBR – $3 million over six years.
Related documents & links
STIMBR's Constitution was amended at its AGM on 24 November 2015 requiring four members for a meeting quorum, rather than the previous five, one of whom must be a Log Exporter member or their nominated proxy.