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2018 Forest Growers research awards announced in Tauranga

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 9:53 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Growers Research Awards were announced last night in Tauranga. They have been awarded each year since 2011 to recognise outstanding achievements in forest growing research. More >>

Forest Practice Guides launched

Friday, 5 October 2018, 12:37 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association has today launched a series of 28 Forest Practice Guides. The Guides are a joint venture between the forest sector and MPI and were initiated as part of the implementation of the National Environmental Standards for ... More >>

China interest in NZ forest and timber processing investment

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 12:27 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The largest ever New Zealand forest industry delegation to China's showcase Global Wood Trade Conference has made the case for more investment in New Zealand forestry and timber processing. More >>

NZ Forest industry progresses with Act amendments

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:55 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest Owners say the government’s announcement that the Overseas Investment Act would be amended to cut out red tape is a very positive signal to potential investors. More >>

Zero Carbon Act solution in planting more trees

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 1:53 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Zero Carbon Act solution in planting more trees The Forest Owners Association says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton, should be listened to when he says words need to be turned into deeds to achieve New Zealand’s climate ... More >>

Streamlining applications for overseas ownership in forests

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 4:11 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association says streamlining the application process for overseas investment in New Zealand forests is a major step forward and will make clear to potential investors that New Zealand has a positive forest future. More >>

Billion tree planting timetable gives industry confidence

Friday, 23 February 2018, 12:15 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Billion tree planting timetable gives industry confidence Forest Owners say the announcement of the timetable for the government’s billion tree ten year project will give confidence that the massive afforestation is a serious proposition. More >>

Cutting Rights proposal vs billion trees and climate goals

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 2:19 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association is against the proposal the Overseas Investment Office should approve or decline sales of forest cutting rights. The FOA says it would jeopardise the government’s ambitions of both seeing a billion trees planted and of meeting ... More >>

Jim Anderton’s legacy contribution to forest industry

Monday, 8 January 2018, 4:29 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association is paying tribute to Jim Anderton for his contribution to the forest industry. More >>

Forest Owners highlight biosecurity risks

Monday, 18 December 2017, 4:49 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association believes the government appears to have got the balance right in creating a separate Forestry New Zealand, but keeping it as part of the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

Forest owners say below minimum wage rates ‘unacceptable’

Monday, 4 December 2017, 3:00 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association has taken a strong stand on pay rate breaches by forest planting contractors. More >>

Government recognises different cases for foreign investment

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 3:50 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association says the government would be jeopardising its billion-tree target if it hadn’t separated forest and farmland in its ministerial directive to the Overseas Investment Office. More >>

National Environmental Standard a step up and forward

Monday, 7 August 2017, 4:39 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

National Environmental Standard a step up and forward for plantation forestry Forest Owners say the introduction of a National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry is vitally needed for better environmental outcomes. The government has just released ... More >>

Primary Sector Science Roadmap ‘not all about food’

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 9:44 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The just released Primary Sector Science Roadmap features a pine tree nursery on its front cover. More >>

Forest Owners want Vivid Economics Report implemented

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:27 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association says policy makers must decide soon on which option to adopt from the just released Vivid report recommending various scenarios for making New Zealand carbon neutral. More >>

Forest Owners urge farmers to plant more trees

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 11:52 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest Owners say the new Federated Farmers’ policy on climate change is a major step to help farmers understand trees are not an alternative to farming, but rather trees are tools to assist farming’s survivability. More >>

Upgrade of FTA with China offer boost for timber industry

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 3:16 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

News of plans to upgrade New Zealand’s free trade agreement with China should open trade doors for more timber exports to China, and more employment in New Zealand, according to the Chair of the New Zealand Wood Council, Brian Stanley. More >>

Forest industry fears emerging forest disease

Friday, 18 November 2016, 10:00 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

A disease which is devastating trees in the Western United States and Europe is a major threat to New Zealand plantations and ornamental trees, should it ever arrive here. More >>

Forest owners not convinced by Peters’ Bill

Friday, 2 September 2016, 10:38 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

New Zealand forest owners are unconvinced a proposed Bill will ensure long term viability for the forest industry. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has told the New Zealand Institute of Forestry in Dunedin this week that a Bill he proposes ... More >>

Forest industry and Biosecurity Promise

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 4:18 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association believes the government is aiming in the right direction with its just announced biosecurity ambitions, but wants to see real plans to deliver on this intention. More >>

 

 

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