NZ Forest Owners' Association - Latest News [Page 1]

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 >>

If trees could cheer!

Friday, 21 March 2014, 9:29 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

“Each minute of that day, New Zealand's 1.8 million hectares of sustainable forest estate will grow enough timber to build two standard NZ homes and will contribute nearly $10,000 to the country’s export earnings. More >>

Major forest industry safety review launched

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 2:07 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

An independent panel is to conduct a major review into the high number of serious and fatal injuries in the forest industry. More >>

Forest owners welcome biosecurity deed

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 3:26 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Cabinet approval of the deed that will govern how the government and primary industries respond to biosecurity threats has been welcomed by forest owners. “The biological industries need secure borders, effective monitoring for possible incursions and ... More >>

Forest Owners support scrutiny

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 10:53 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Recent assessments of forest workplaces by MBIE (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) and ACC have the full backing of the Forest Owners Association. More >>

Forest owners support workplace safety reforms

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 5:23 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association (FOA) welcomes the government's workplace health and safety reforms announced today. More >>

Forest owners pumped by bioenergy project

Friday, 26 July 2013, 5:17 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners are hopeful that a project designed to convert forest waste into liquid biofuels will provide growers and mills with extra income streams. In what is known as the 'Stump to Pump' project, the government has approved $6.75 million in funding ... More >>

Essential guide for earthworks in tiger country

Thursday, 22 November 2012, 1:31 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners and farmers now have access to detailed information about carrying out earthworks on steep hills that are often prone to erosion -- the tiger country where New Zealand’s plantation forests are increasingly grown. More >>

Forest vigilante threat dismays land owners

Tuesday, 31 July 2012, 3:40 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners are dismayed at Otago University Professor Sir Alan Mark’s suggestion that he might assemble a group of activists to rip out forest seedlings on a farm near Dunedin. More >>

ETS changes don’t address carbon flood

Monday, 2 July 2012, 6:56 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners say the government appears to be unconcerned about the tide of European carbon credits flooding onto the New Zealand market. More >>

GE trees may benefit the environment

Friday, 13 April 2012, 5:14 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners support the trial of genetically engineered (GE) radiata pine trees at Scion and are deeply disappointed that experimental plantings have been destroyed by vandals. More >>

Ban on dodgy carbon credits a welcome first step

Friday, 23 December 2011, 9:50 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners have welcomed the government decision to prevent emitters from using dodgy carbon credits to meet their obligations under the NZ Emission Trading Scheme (NZETS). More >>

Mixed forestry reaction to National promises

Thursday, 10 November 2011, 3:05 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

National Party promises to adopt some of the recommendations made by the panel that reviewed the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) have been welcomed by forest owners. But they say much more policy work is needed if forestry is to achieve its potential ... More >>

More forests expected from a revamped ETS

Sunday, 18 September 2011, 4:19 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners say that if the government adopts the changes to the ETS recommended by its review panel more forests are likely to be planted. New Zealand needs more forests in order to meet its targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. More >>

Pines get unfair rap for early spring hay fever

Monday, 5 September 2011, 3:50 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Many early spring hay fever sufferers join the dots and assume that the forest industry’s workhorse, good old Pinus radiata, is to blame for their misery. Retired Massey University associate professor David Fountain says pine pollen can cause mild hay fever, but ... More >>

More funds needed for dodgy bridge replacement

Sunday, 31 July 2011, 12:34 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners want the government to give a higher priority to upgrading dodgy bridges on highways and key district roads. More >>

Industry hopes to unlock carbon dollars in lumber

Tuesday, 31 May 2011, 12:41 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The international forestry and wood products industry is working on the detail of a proposal to have the carbon in wood products recognised in international carbon accounting rules. More >>

Forest owners want to talk to councils about roads

Monday, 30 May 2011, 3:57 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners have offered to take part in a local body workshop being held next month to discuss the impact of logging trucks on roads in the Manawatu, Wanganui and Taranaki districts. More >>

Log truckers' plea – be patient and give us space

Tuesday, 21 December 2010, 1:20 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Log truckers are asking other road users to be patient and to give them space this summer. “The forest industry is going gangbusters and many of the plantations being logged are in hill country near popular holiday destinations. The roads are often ... More >>

Greens undermine NZ negotiators in Cancun

Friday, 10 December 2010, 10:10 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Green Party and a NZ Youth Delegation have been criticised by the Forest Owners Association for undermining New Zealand's negotiating position at the United Nations climate change talks in Cancun, Mexico. More >>



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