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‘Smart Spade’ One Of New Technologies For Forest Silviculture Project

Friday, 6 May 2022, 1:37 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

A ‘smart spade’ which identifies exactly where to plant a tree seedling is just one of the new technologies in the seven-year $25.5 million Precision Silviculture development project. The newly elected President of the Forest Owners Association, ... More >>

Forest Owners Call For Forest Trade Mission To India Following Approval Of New Fumigant For Log Exports

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 1:00 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association wants a delegation of government ministers to urgently go to India to try to re-open the export log market there, following the New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority approval for EDN fumigation of export log stacks. ... More >>

Forest Owners Says IPCC Doesn't Back Anne Salmond

Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 3:38 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association says highly qualified reservations in the latest International Panel on Climate Change report, do not back anthropologist Anne Salmond’s claims that New Zealand should switch exclusively to native trees for its carbon sequestration ... More >>

Forest Owners Challenge Federated Farmers To Prove Misleading Carbon Farming Claims

Tuesday, 1 February 2022, 2:59 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association is telling Federated Farmers that it needs to educate itself about how the Overseas Investment Act works before making any more false claims about non-existent overseas investment in carbon farming. Carbon farming is where ... More >>

Forest Owners Say Fish And Game Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 2:51 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association says Fish and Game’s criticism of exotic plantation forests doesn’t accord with reality. “Fish and Game is, quite simply, barking up the wrong tree when it invents what it calls a ‘myriad of adverse impacts’ ... More >>

Forest Owners Says Lessons For New Zealand In UN Wood-Based Products Report

Friday, 19 November 2021, 2:55 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association says the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has laid down a blueprint for the New Zealand forest and wood industry, with the release of ‘ Forest Products in the Global Economy’ , as part of the COP26 meeting and ... More >>

New Zealand Forest Owners Sign On To International Wood Manifesto Leading Into COP26

Friday, 29 October 2021, 6:29 am | NZ Forest Owners Association

The New Zealand Forest Owners Association has joined 17 other forest and timber organisations around the world in launching the International Wood Manifesto in London, to lead into the crucial COP26 UN climate change conference starting in Glasgow on ... More >>

New Construction Policy Will Deliver More Timber Use

Monday, 6 July 2020, 4:38 pm | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association says the MBIE announcement of ‘Building for Climate Change’ will mean more timber is used in New Zealand construction. FOA President Phil Taylor says he’s been waiting three years for the government to announce a ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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