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Challenges ahead for Shane Jones

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 9:12 am | ForestX

Right from the start Shane Jones said he would have preferred the fisheries portfolio to the forestry portfolio. He has said that he took forestry at the request of his leader. After just over a year in the job the Minister has received widespread praise ... More >>

Opportunity for new bio-plastics industry

Friday, 21 December 2018, 9:16 am | ForestX

Many can serve as drop-in replacements for the fossil-fuel based plastics that most of us are familiar with, such as polystyrene and polyethylene. More >>

Lost opportunity

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 12:39 pm | ForestX

ForestX consultant Graham West says “The recent indication that the future of the One Billion Tree fund will be two thirds orientated toward planting native species indicates that the Government has capitulated to anti-commercial forestry sentiment”. More >>

Lets be more selective about foreign investment forestry

Monday, 17 September 2018, 9:08 am | ForestX

As the Government considers various foreign investor applications in the forest and wood processing sectors what should it be looking for? More than anything it should be looking for the opportunity to bring improved management into the industry and ... More >>

Radiata, right tree, at this time

Friday, 20 July 2018, 11:15 am | ForestX

Radiata Pine will grow at about five times faster than native species. It grows almost anywhere, it’s easy to establish and manage and the underpinning science has a 70-year record. It is now about 95% of the commercial plantation estate that returns ... More >>

Lack of decision support tools in forestry

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:56 am | ForestX

Recent comments by officials and “experts” on planting one billion trees, the plight of hill country forestry and woody debris flows, have not touched on the total lack of decision support tools so that farmers and other local forest investors can ... More >>

Time to get real about forestry

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 2:23 pm | ForestX

Last year I commented on the high returns from current harvesting, however I don’t believe this is being translated into significant interest in new planting, certainly not at the rate of the governments aspirational target of 50,000ha per year. The ... More >>

New Government Forestry Agenda

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 6:33 pm | ForestX

PRESS RELEASE The recent announcements on afforestation by the new government are welcomed. The traditional forest industry of international corporates and farm foresters have already planted their land. It is more likely young farmers and Iwi will have ... More >>




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