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Forest defence bolstered by agreement with government

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 11:42 am | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association says having a biosecurity agreement with the government is a vital part of the forest industry’s defence system. FOA chief executive David Rhodes and primary industries minister Nathan Guy today signed what is known as a ... More >>

Forest owners welcome border levy

Thursday, 15 October 2015, 11:40 am | NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest owners are welcoming the planned introduction of the new clearance levy to help fund border biosecurity. More >>

Forest industry endorses safety report

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:23 am | NZ Forest Owners Association


Forest grant scheme will help control erosion

Friday, 29 August 2014, 4:51 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest owners say the government’s decision to reinstate the Afforestation Grant Scheme will be welcomed by farmers and regional councils fighting soil erosion in steep hill country. More >>

Forest owners want people to speak up

Sunday, 8 June 2014, 3:06 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The sponsors of the Independent Forestry Safety Review welcome the public consultation document issued by the review panel on Friday. More >>

Forest owners given another ETS whack

Friday, 16 May 2014, 3:02 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

A measure hidden in the fine print of the Budget has forest owners wondering why they are again being unfairly singled out. More >>

Forest safety review needs to find answers

Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 2:18 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Combined Trade Unions is to be praised for making health and safety the focus of this year’s Workers’ Memorial Day, say forest owners and contractors. More >>

Carbon price rules a lost opportunity for forest owners

Monday, 9 December 2013, 12:41 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The government has clarified what units will be permitted in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from 2015, but this does nothing to stimulate action to reduce the nation’s net greenhouse gas emissions, says the Forest Owners Association. More >>

Forest owners ask critics to help

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 4:12 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest owners are asking politicians, unionists and commentators to help them solve the industry's safety crisis and to stop making political capital out of tragedy. More >>

Forest owners endorse criticism of ETS changes

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 5:02 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest owners have endorsed the strong criticisms made by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment of proposed changes to the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme. More >>

Government safety help welcomed by forest owners

Thursday, 3 May 2012, 5:55 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association welcomes the boost in government funding and support for workplace health and safety improvement. More >>

Wood chips offer clean green energy security

Wednesday, 2 November 2011, 10:35 am | NZ Forest Owners Association

Major industries, hotels, hospitals and large schools in the central North Island should be seriously considering forest residues as an energy source, say forest owners. In the wake of the rupture of the northern pipeline from the Maui gas field both ... More >>

Benefits of genetically modified pine

Friday, 8 October 2010, 10:02 am | NZ Forest Owners Association

Scion Senior Scientist and Leader of its Future Forests team, Christian Walter, will speak about the Crown Research Institute’s trials with genetically modified (GM) Pinus Radiata at a major forestry industry gathering in Wellington next week. The ... More >>

Time To Shut The Door On Illegal Wood Imports

Tuesday, 10 August 2010, 4:27 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The government needs to urgently adopt measures to prevent products from illegally logged forests being sold in New Zealand, says the Forest Owners Association. More >>

Govt commended for ETS stand

Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 5:30 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

For more than two years forest owners have been bound by the emission trading scheme. Although this has caused difficulties for many of them, they say unwinding the scheme now would be hugely complex and costly. It would also undoubtedly reduce interest ... More >>

Dope-Seed Importers Should Be Potted

Monday, 19 April 2010, 3:20 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest owners are deeply concerned to hear that Customs doesn’t bother to prosecute many people who illegally import cannabis seeds. “Former forestry minister Jim Anderton is right on the button. There should be a nil tolerance for cannabis importers." More >>

Bio-fuel levy the "last straw" for forest owners

Wednesday, 11 November 2009, 5:12 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

A government decision to make big companies pay for some of their greenhouse gas emissions when using wood pellets and other biofuels is seen as the last straw by many in the forest industry. “The rest of the developed world is desperately trying ... More >>

Forestry leader wins international award

Thursday, 15 October 2009, 10:53 am | NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest Owners Association president Peter Berg has been honoured by the Commonwealth Forestry Association. Mr Berg was presented with the association’s 2009 South East Asia and Pacific Regional Award of Excellence by Minister of Forests David Carter ... More >>

Beefed-up border biosecurity welcomed

Thursday, 20 August 2009, 5:28 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The government decision to profile international visitors so that biosecurity measures are targeted at those who pose the greatest threat has been welcomed by the Forest Owners Association. “The resources available for border protection are finite, ... More >>

Forest owners concerned at high interest rates

Thursday, 11 June 2009, 5:33 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

Unacceptably high bank interest rates are putting the owners of small to medium-sized forests under increasing financial pressure. “It is a disappointing that the Reserve Bank has chosen not to cut the official cash rate (OCR) today. A reduction would ... More >>



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