Choice of chair underlines importance of forest safety

26 May 2015

A safety council has been set-up, chaired by Dame Alison Paterson, to make forests safer places to work. Establishing the council was a key recommendation of the Independent Forestry Safety Review Panel that reviewed forest safety in 2014.

Forest planting scheme hints at industry potential

12 May 2015

Forest owners welcome the reboot of the popular Afforestation Grant Scheme (AGS) announced yesterday by associate primary industries minister Jo Goodhew.

Global call finds NZ forest policies wanting

19 March 2015

Forest owners and wood processors world-wide are calling for governments to recognise the role of forests and wood products in combating climate change.

Fire risk: Don't go down to the woods today

18 February 2015                         

With the risk of forest fire now very high or extreme in many parts of the country, the public is being cautioned not to enter plantation forests without permission.

Forest safety council underway

14 February 2015

 The forest industry has established a safety council to make forests safer places to work. This was a key recommendation of the Independent Forestry Safety Review Panel that reviewed forest workplace safety in 2014.

ETS crisis meeting called for

12 February 2015                         

Forest owners are asking the government to call an urgent meeting of primary sector leaders and iwi to deal with the country's greenhouse gas emissions blow-out.They say a lack of new forest planting and a looming harvest "bulge" has to be addressed.

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