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Report heralds massive land conversion to forestry

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 12:16 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest owners say the Productivity Commission’s call for up to 2.8 million hectares of land to be turned into forests as a carbon sink would require implementing the most ambitious land-use change project a New Zealand government has ever set itself. More >>

Emissions Trading Scheme revisions timely and necessary

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 5:28 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest owners are calling the proposed revisions to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) both timely and necessary if New Zealand is to hope to meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets. More >>

Trees for steep erosion prone land report released

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 5:10 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

A report on alternative plantation forest species is now available on the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association website detailing the characteristics of a wide variety of tree species that are suited to steep erosion prone land and which have root structures ... More >>

Forest owners vow to deal with forest harvest slash

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 11:30 am | NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest Owners say the industry is focused on measures to make sure a repeat of the recent floods transporting harvest debris out of forests and into Tolaga Bay isn’t repeated 25 years from now. More >>

Forest industry reputation damaged

Monday, 28 May 2018, 9:24 am | NZ Forest Owners Association

The successful prosecution of a forest management company by the Marlborough District Council has been endorsed by the Forest Owners Association. More >>

Advisory group has the right mix for huge land use challenge

Friday, 11 May 2018, 12:08 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association President Peter Weir says Shane Jones’ just announced Advisory group has the right mix of forest industry background and experience to take the industry forward into potentially vast expansion in the decades ahead. More >>

Climate Change Panel a good first step

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 12:25 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest Owners says the just announced appointment of an Interim Climate Change Panel is a good first step towards setting up a Climate Change Commission. More >>

Consultation starts on fumigant to replace methyl bromide

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 9:41 am | NZ Forest Owners Association

A significant milestone has been reached in replacing methyl bromide as the standard fumigant for export logs and timber. More >>

Crown Forestry a good start to get to tree targeget

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 2:32 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association says a just announced new government mandate for Crown Forestry is the best way to start reaching the government’s goal of seeing a billion trees planted over ten years. More >>

More trees optimistic but achievable

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 10:12 am | NZ Forest Owners Association

More trees optimistic but achievable Forest owners say they are looking forward to working with the new Minister of Forests Shane Jones to meet what forest owners call a huge challenge to double the annual forest planting rate. Forest Owners Association ... More >>

Valuable years lost for forestry

Friday, 20 October 2017, 3:17 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association says the priority put on new forest plantings by New Zealand First entering the coalition presents an enormous challenge to the new government and industry alike. More >>

Post-election government must put greater focus on forestry

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 3:50 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The forest industry says the government after the election needs to put a much greater focus on forestry and suggestions just made by New Zealand First leader Winston Peters lead in that direction, particularly direct government planting, either on its own ... More >>

Budget fails to plan for forest future

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:24 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest Owners Association President Peter Clark says the Budget is money for urban New Zealanders’ immediate concerns, and he says it fails to provide and prepare for the scale of afforestation necessary for New Zealand to meet its Paris Agreement ... More >>

No need for delay in forest planting

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 10:54 am | NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest owners are saying the government needs to get extra forest planting under way and not wait until next year for a report to be presented on climate change. More >>

More timber trees for planting 2017

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 1:33 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

A rise in the number of timber tree seedlings being produced indicates a recent decline in plantation forest replanting may be reversing. More >>

More trees part of the answer to agriculture’s emissions

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 9:17 am | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association is backing the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s call for more plantation forests to be planted in New Zealand to offset greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture. More >>

Forest owners prepared to play their part for the enviroment

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 3:43 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association says there are forest based solutions to some of the issues raised in the report released today by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright. More >>

Forest strategy proposal welcomed

Friday, 22 April 2016, 5:06 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest owners say a Pure Advantage report that proposes a near-doubling of the area of planted forest in New Zealand is very welcome. More >>

Industry looks beyond radiata

Friday, 11 March 2016, 1:20 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

Future generations of New Zealanders may live in a patchwork landscape where several different forest species compete on the hills for growing space with the familiar Pinus radiata. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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