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Kevin Smith: a conservation giant passes away

Wednesday, 17 August 2005, 3:40 pm | Native Forest Action

A mighty kahikatea has fallen. Pint-sized Kevin Smith was a conservation heavyweight. More >>

Forest Activists Pleased With Announcement

Monday, 25 March 2002, 4:53 pm | Native Forest Action

The government announced today that all Timberlands' native forests will be gazetted as conservation land by 1 April 2002, including major additions to National Parks. "This is a great day for the forests and a wonderful victory for non-violent ... More >>

David Bellamy Toasts West Coast Win

Monday, 11 March 2002, 9:38 am | Native Forest Action

Today world-renowned ecologist Dr David Bellamy met with activists from Native Forest Action (NFA) in Hamilton to celebrate the campaign which saved 130,000ha of publicly-owned native forests from further logging. More >>

Timberlands' Eco-Label A Sham

Thursday, 16 August 2001, 10:47 am | Native Forest Action

The announcement that Timberlands West Coast has received an 'eco-label' are a sham, says Native Forest Action. "That Timberlands has been given Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification makes a mockery of the supposed consultation process," ... More >>

Native Forest Action disgusted by new logging plan

Friday, 27 July 2001, 3:27 pm | Native Forest Action

Native Forest Action is disgusted with Forever Timber's plans to log large areas of native forests on the West Coast. Native Forest Action and other conservation groups successfully lobbied the government to compensate the West Coast for More >>

Announcement pleases forest activists

Thursday, 31 May 2001, 9:29 am | Native Forest Action

The government announced today that all 130,000ha of Timberlands’ native forests will be transferred to the Department of Conservation. "Native Forest Action is delighted these very important lowland forests will finally be added to the conservation ... More >>

Forest Activist Acquitted Of Charge

Tuesday, 23 January 2001, 9:43 am | Native Forest Action

Native Forest Action’s West Coast spokesperson appeared at Westport District Court today relating to a charge of intentional damage. Mr Russell had spray-painted "Welcome to the Buller - where we’re still logging kiwi habitat!" on an abandoned railway ... More >>

Conservationists relieved Buller logging has ended

Wednesday, 18 October 2000, 9:44 am | Native Forest Action

Conservationists are relieved Timberlands West Coast has felled its last tree in the Buller District. Timberlands say the last rimu was felled on Thursday last week in Little Totara forest (The News - Westport, 17 October 2000). More >>

Conservationists Consider New Forest Protests

Tuesday, 16 May 2000, 5:49 pm | Native Forest Action

Native Forest Action is considering renewed protests in the West Coast forests following yesterday’s announcement of a further two years rimu logging. The group will seek a meeting with Ministers to hear details of the conservation plans for the forests ... More >>

Celebration...but disappointment at compromise

Monday, 15 May 2000, 9:18 pm | Native Forest Action

Today's decision on Timberlands' native logging is an enormous conservation achievement that many New Zealanders have hoped for and worked for for years, says Dean Baigent-Mercer of Native Forest Action. He said that, despite sadness over two more year's rimu ... More >>

Govt Urged To Ignore Anti-Conservation Ministers

Sunday, 14 May 2000, 8:06 pm | Native Forest Action

Native Forest Action has urged the Government to pull state loggers out of the Okarito and Saltwater Forests in South Westland when it makes its decision on West Coast rimu forests tomorrow. It says every extra month of logging in these national park-standard ... More >>

Timberlands extend logging road in Okarito Forest

Sunday, 14 May 2000, 8:04 pm | Native Forest Action

A South Westland resident has alerted Native Forest Action that Timberlands West Coast has just extended a logging road in world famous Okarito Forest. Timberlands has just pushed about one kilometre of road into the heart of virgin rimu forest ... More >>

Protests planned if Govt extends Coast logging

Monday, 8 May 2000, 9:14 am | Native Forest Action

Native Forest Action has confirmed over the weekend that they are prepared to go back into the trees and take other direct action if the government allows ongoing logging of West Coast native forests. Native Forest Action held a national meeting ... More >>

Conservationists Ready To Fight Government Again

Tuesday, 2 May 2000, 8:17 am | Native Forest Action

New Zealanders will have been cheated if the Government gives $120 million of public money to West Coasters and then allows rimu logging to continue, says Native Forest Action. The group is preparing campaign plans to fight the government over the issue ... More >>

Don't Force Offer On Bloody-Minded West Coast

Monday, 1 May 2000, 9:43 am | Native Forest Action

DON'T FORCE BLOODY-MINDED WEST COAST MAYORS TO ACCEPT $100M SAYS NATIVE FOREST ACTION More >>

Native Forest Mural Celebrates Earth Day

Saturday, 29 April 2000, 3:23 pm | Native Forest Action

A large mural picturing the South Island's famous Okarito forests has been painted on the road to Wellington Airport to prick the consciences of politicians and the public about continued logging of the tall rimu forests at Okarito. The mural was ... More >>

Clarification Sought On End To Rimu Logging

Wednesday, 12 April 2000, 11:01 am | Native Forest Action

Native Forest Action today asked the government to clarify which native forest logging the West Coast economic development package is in exchange for. More >>

Clarification Sought On End To Rimu Logging

Wednesday, 12 April 2000, 12:22 am | Native Forest Action

Native Forest Action today asked the government to clarify which native forest logging the West Coast economic development package is in exchange for. More >>

Top Lawyer Says Further Coast Action Pointless

Tuesday, 4 April 2000, 2:30 pm | Native Forest Action

On a TV show this morning one of New Zealand's top lawyers said West Coast leaders have a slim chance of winning further legal action against the government over their policy of ending native logging on public land. Mei Chen is a partner of Wellington ... More >>

Logging Protestors Legally Guilty, Morally Correct

Tuesday, 21 March 2000, 3:20 pm | Native Forest Action

Peter Williams QC represented two Native Forest Action activists Bridget Gibb and Steve Abel in the Auckland District Court today. The pair were arrested in February 1999 after being removed for locking themselves to a log-lifting helicopter on the ... More >>

 

 

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