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Feds Telling Their Members They Can’t Sell Land For Forestry

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 6:43 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association is startled that the new Federated Farmers Meat and Wool Chair is asking the government to restrict the right of farmer members to plant trees or sell their land for forestry. Recently elected Meat and Wool Chair, William ... More >>

Promised Forest Limit Trashes Zero Carbon Goals By At Least 30,000 Hectares A Year

Monday, 22 June 2020, 4:38 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association says New Zealand’s carbon zero goal is seriously in doubt after a statement by the Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor, that the government would ‘need to step in’ if new forest planting increased to more ... More >>

Better Options Than Log Bill

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 4:41 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association says more exports of processed timber products from New Zealand looks a good prospect on paper, but Shane Jones’ current Log Bill is not going to achieve this and there are better options. Forest Owners is responding ... More >>

Forest Owners Pledge Support In Budget Measures To Assist Economic Recovery

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 7:26 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association says it’s keen to work with government and with the rest of the primary industries to implement government investment aimed at reviving the economy after the COVID-19 crisis. The President, Phil Taylor, says forestry ... More >>

Forest Owners Urge Caution About Back To Work This Week

Sunday, 26 April 2020, 7:44 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association President Phil Taylor is cautioning foresters about jumping the gun getting back to work on Tuesday after the lockdown, and that health and safety on the forest work site goes well beyond the COVID-19 protocol observance. ... More >>

Forest Industry Back To Work

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 6:46 am | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association says its members and the supply chain are gearing up to meet the challenge of getting back to work on Tuesday 28 April, working within the health and safety provisions of Alert Level-3. The forest industry was deemed ... More >>

More Wood Use In New Zealand Would Help Environment And Reduce Market Pressure In China

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 6:48 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association says the government should be looking at more wood use in New Zealand, which would have environment and trade benefits. The Association President, Peter Weir says it’s time the government turned the negative log market ... More >>

Wharves In China Can’t Take More Logs From New Zealand

Monday, 24 February 2020, 7:58 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

Wharves in China can’t take more logs from New Zealand Lack of space in Chinese ports is bringing a virtual halt to New Zealand log exports to China. The Forest Owners Association says precautions in China against coronavirus have resulted in ... More >>

China FTA upgrade will assist processed timber exports

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 1:15 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association says the just announced phased reduction of tariffs for wood and paper exports to China will assist in a long term realigning of New Zealand exports into more further processed timber products. More >>

Foresters welcome risk based Standards for freshwater

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 8:32 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest Owners Association President, Peter Weir says Forest Owners and Farm Foresters welcome the opportunity to join the national conversation on freshwater management and he urges members of both associations to study the exposure draft of the new ... More >>

PCE Report needs clarity from government

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 4:56 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest Owners want clarity for what New Zealand plantation forestry is expected to deliver on climate change targets. More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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