Carbon blow-out 'tragic'

19 Apr 2007

The Forest Owners Association says the carbon blow-out calculated by former climate change official Murray Ward and released by National Party environment spokesperson Nick Smith reflects a tragic failure of public policy.

Forest owners support Sambar decision

1 May 2007

The decision of conservation minister Chris Carter to relax controls on the hunting of Sambar deer in the southern North Island has been endorsed by forest owners.

Nat's Kyoto decision helps emerging consensus

15 May 2007

The decision of the National Party to honour the Kyoto protocol is "very reassuring", given its earlier commitments to forest owners says the Forest Owners Association.

Excuse me, but my log needs your seat

21 May 2007

The forest industry is baulking at the prospect that lumber and logs will be paying a diesel tax to fund Auckland's public transport system.

Forest owners welcome dairy emission answers

2 Jul 2007

The NZ Sustainability Council report A Convenient Untruth is a welcome contribution to the climate change debate say forest owners. NZFOA president Peter Berg says the fact that there may be opportunities for farmers to economically reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases, particularly nitrous oxide, is good news for all New Zealanders.

Four storeys please forest owners

3 Jul 2007

Forest owners have welcomed today’s announcement by forestry minister Jim Anderton that designs for government-funded buildings up to four storeys will have to include a construction option based on timber.

Goudie fire comments timely

13 Jul 2007

Forest owners are concerned about a proposed radical change in the structure of fire services, which could see hillsides left to burn until it is clear who owns the land in question.

Anderton launches NZFOA environmental code

16 Aug 2007

The new Environmental Code of Practice for Plantation Forestry, developed by the NZ Forest Owners Association, has been officially launched by forestry minister Jim Anderton.

Only legal wood should be sold here

30 Aug 2007

Forest owners are encouraging New Zealanders to support a government proposal to clamp down on the sale of wood products from illegally harvested forests.

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