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Forest Owners Brace For Avalanche Of Clip-boards In Government Measure

Friday, 15 May 2020, 1:12 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association says the industry anticipates an unacceptable and pointless bureaucratic cost to all parts of the forest industry, if the Forests (Regulation of Log Traders and Forestry Advisers) Amendment Bill becomes law. The bill was introduced ... More >>

Foresters Says Shane Jones’ Call To Preference Domestic Timber Supplies Can’t Work

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 2:50 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Foresters are saying that log supply to domestic and export markets is inextricably linked and can’t be separated, as Forests Minister Shane Jones now seems to be advocating. Forest Owners Association President Phil Taylor says a harvest of just ... More >>

Forest Industry Backing Government COVID-19 Strategy

Friday, 27 March 2020, 1:07 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association is backing the government’s strategy to combat COVID-19 as just about all parts of the forest industry are now in shut-down. President Phil Taylor says the FOA appreciates the government’s difficulties in working in great ... More >>

Forest Industry Says Working With Government Is Vital To Lead Recovery After COVID-19 Epidemic

Friday, 20 March 2020, 5:35 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association says it’s working closely with government in making sure that relief packages for forestry workers will both look after the workers and also speed economic recovery when the almost inevitable New Zealand COVID-19 epidemic ... More >>

Forest owners wary of closing access risk in China

Monday, 3 February 2020, 6:46 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

New Zealand log exporters are bracing themselves for supply chain problems in China due to the outbreak of coronavirus. More >>

Forest Owners urge vote for tōtara as plant of the year

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:59 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association wants people to vote for tōtara as plant of the year in a poll being conducted by the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. Association President, Peter Weir, says this indigenous tree is probably the best bet for the ... More >>

March on Parliament deliberately created confusion

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 2:27 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Large and small scale and Māori foresters say the 50 Shades of Green march on parliament on Thursday (eds 14 November) highlights deliberately created confusion about the true nature and recent scope of forestry expansion. More >>

Vote for the kārearea

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:03 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Vote for the kārearea The Forest Owners Association is urging people to vote for the kārearea, or native falcon, for Bird of the Year. Most pairs of this rare bird live in pine forests where they nest on the ground among newly planted trees and ... More >>

Communication is vital as more rural fires will occur

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 11:46 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Foresters are agreeing with the main recommendations coming out of the just released review of the Tasman fires last February, but say there’s nothing in the report that hasn’t been said before and implementation is overdue. More >>

Research Awards emphasise range of challenges in tree scienc

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 10:33 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Researchers in fields as diverse as nitrogen movement in forest soils, to the designer of a grapple on a helicopter to collect forest slash from vulnerable slopes, have been recognised at the Forest Growers Research Awards at Te Papa in Wellington (eds ... More >>

Foresters says gene editing valuable against climate change

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 3:21 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

A forest industry leader is calling for serious public debate on the advantages of using gene editing to combat wilding pines and in the broader context of fighting climate change through carbon sequestration. More >>

Emissions Trading announcement is incentive for farmers

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 4:11 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners believe the just announced reform of the Emissions Trading Scheme will encourage farm foresters and hill country pastoral farmers to plant more trees. More >>

2018 Forest Growers research awards announced in Tauranga

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 9:53 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Growers Research Awards were announced last night in Tauranga. They have been awarded each year since 2011 to recognise outstanding achievements in forest growing research. More >>

Forest Practice Guides launched

Friday, 5 October 2018, 12:37 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association has today launched a series of 28 Forest Practice Guides. The Guides are a joint venture between the forest sector and MPI and were initiated as part of the implementation of the National Environmental Standards for ... More >>

China interest in NZ forest and timber processing investment

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 12:27 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The largest ever New Zealand forest industry delegation to China's showcase Global Wood Trade Conference has made the case for more investment in New Zealand forestry and timber processing. More >>

NZ Forest industry progresses with Act amendments

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:55 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest Owners say the government’s announcement that the Overseas Investment Act would be amended to cut out red tape is a very positive signal to potential investors. More >>

Zero Carbon Act solution in planting more trees

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 1:53 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Zero Carbon Act solution in planting more trees The Forest Owners Association says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton, should be listened to when he says words need to be turned into deeds to achieve New Zealand’s climate ... More >>

Streamlining applications for overseas ownership in forests

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 4:11 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association says streamlining the application process for overseas investment in New Zealand forests is a major step forward and will make clear to potential investors that New Zealand has a positive forest future. More >>

Billion tree planting timetable gives industry confidence

Friday, 23 February 2018, 12:15 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Billion tree planting timetable gives industry confidence Forest Owners say the announcement of the timetable for the government’s billion tree ten year project will give confidence that the massive afforestation is a serious proposition. More >>

Cutting Rights proposal vs billion trees and climate goals

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 2:19 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association is against the proposal the Overseas Investment Office should approve or decline sales of forest cutting rights. The FOA says it would jeopardise the government’s ambitions of both seeing a billion trees planted and of meeting ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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