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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 >>

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

INDUSTRY RESPONSE LAUNCH OF INDEPENDENT FOREST SAFETY REVIEW PANEL REPORT EMBARGOED to 11.00 am 31 October 2014 More >>

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 >>

 

 

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