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Forest portal opens … but industry concerns remain

Friday, 17 June 2016, 3:03 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

If you have a question about the environmental and social performance of plantation forestry in New Zealand, it is very likely you will find an informed answer on a new website developed by Scion. More >>

Bennett supported by forest owners at New York signing

Saturday, 16 April 2016, 8:01 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Bennett supported by forest owners at New York signing Forest owners say the formal adoption of the Paris climate change agreement in New York Friday [22 April] will potentially have great benefits for both plantation and natural forests world-wide. More >>

New forestry leader

Saturday, 16 April 2016, 7:58 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

New forestry leader Peter Clark, the chief executive officer of PF Olsen Ltd, has been elected president of the Forest Owners Association (FOA). More >>

Kinky GE laws need ironing out

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 11:06 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners say kinks in the laws covering the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) need to be ironed out. More >>

Forest owners: we’ll sell logs to local mills

Tuesday, 1 March 2016, 9:09 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners say they are keen to sell their logs to local mills, so long as the terms of sale match those from export markets. More >>

Meaningful carbon price is vital to future of forestry

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 10:15 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

New Zealand’s third largest export industry, forestry, is steadily shrinking. Ministry for Primary Industries figures reveal that only 3000 hectares of new forest were planted in 2015 and that the total area of planted forest fell by 16,000 ha. More >>

Revised ETS may boost carbon forestry

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:32 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

“The discussion document is refreshing in its candour. It clearly states that New Zealand needs to reduce its carbon emissions and for this to happen, policy settings need to change,” says Forest Owners Association chief executive David Rhodes. “It ... More >>

Forest science awards go to Canterbury and Rotorua

Thursday, 15 October 2015, 12:38 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Canterbury-based researchers took home four out of five of New Zealand’s forest growing research awards at an industry dinner in Nelson last night. The recipients of the 2015 awards were: More >>

ETS targets need teeth

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 11:19 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners say the size of the government’s emissions target is not as important as the policies that support it. More >>

Forest standard will make it easier to be green

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 1:23 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest standard will make it easier to be green Forest owners say they are thrilled that a National Environmental Standard (NES) for Plantation Forestry is within sight. Environment minister Nick Smith and associate primary industries minister Jo Goodhew ... More >>

Choice of chair underlines importance of forest safety

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 9:56 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

A safety council has been set-up, chaired by Dame Alison Paterson, to make forests safer places to work. Establishing the council was a key recommendation of the Independent Forestry Safety Review Panel that reviewed forest safety in 2014. More >>

Forest owners welcome support for radiata alternatives

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 1:36 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners have welcomed government support for research into plantation species other than radiata pine. [See http://bit.ly/1PuC97Z ] More >>

Forest planting scheme hints at potential in trees

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 12:01 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners welcome the reboot of the popular Afforestation Grant Scheme (AGS) announced yesterday by associate primary industries minister Jo Goodhew. More >>

Global call finds NZ forest policies wanting

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 12:11 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners and wood processors world-wide are calling for governments to recognise the role of forests and wood products in combating climate change. More >>

Don’t go down to the woods today

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 10:47 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

With the risk of forest fire now very high or extreme in many parts of the country, the public is being cautioned not to enter plantation forests without permission. “Forest owners have stopped working in drought-affected forests or are limiting ... More >>

Forest owners ask government for ETS crisis meeting

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 4:23 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners are asking the government to call an urgent meeting of primary sector leaders and iwi to deal with the country’s greenhouse gas emissions blow-out.They say a lack of new forest planting and a looming harvest “bulge” has to be addressed. More >>

Forest Owners Welcome Labour’s Climate Initiatives

Monday, 25 August 2014, 5:43 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Labour’s proposal to set up an independent Climate Commission to advise the government on how to meet its emissions targets has been welcomed by the Forest Owners Association. More >>

The forest safety battle is not yet won

Monday, 18 August 2014, 3:35 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Point scoring in the media will not make our forests safer places to work, says the Forest Owners Association. More >>

Forest owners support changes to erosion planting scheme

Friday, 1 August 2014, 3:14 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association welcomes government changes to the scheme that funds erosion control initiatives on the East Coast. More >>

Forest owners: The ETS is on life support

Sunday, 13 April 2014, 4:06 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

New Zealand has met its Kyoto obligations by a whisker, but it has little to do with the ETS, say forest owners. More >>

 

 

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