Pure Advantage forest strategy proposal welcomed

22 April 2016

Forest owners say a Pure Advantage report that proposes a near-doubling of the area of planted forest in New Zealand is very welcome.

Bennett supported by forest owners at New York signing

16 April 2016

Forest owners say the formal adoption of the Paris climate change agreement in New York on Friday [22 April] will potentially have great benefits for both plantation and natural forests world-wide. Climate change minister Paula Bennett will be in New York to sign the agreement along with representatives from 130 other countries.

Peter Clark new FOA president

16 April 2016

Peter Clark, the chief executive officer of PF Olsen Ltd, has been elected president of the Forest Owners Association (FOA). He replaces retiring president Paul Nicholls. George Asher, chief executive officer of the Lake Taupo Forest Trust, has been elected vice-president.

Day of Forests celebrated

21 March 2016

Today, the NZ Forest Owners Association is joining with forestry minister Hon Jo Goodhew and its colleagues in The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Forests. The global forest products industry contributes to sustainable development, ensuring that environmental, social and economic benefits are available to current and future generations.

Industry looks beyond radiata

11 March 2016

Future generations of New Zealanders may live in a patchwork landscape where several different forest species compete on the hills for growing space with the familiar Pinus radiata.

Kinky GE laws need ironing out

3 March 2016

Forest owners say kinks in the laws covering the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) need to be ironed out.

Forest owners: we'll sell logs to local mills

29 February 2016

Forest owners say they are keen to sell their logs to local mills, so long as the terms of sale match those from export markets. Forest Owners Association chief executive David Rhodes says there have been cases where local mills have been unwilling to do this.

Meaningful carbon price is vital to future of forestry

23 February 2016

New Zealand’s third largest export industry, forestry, is steadily shrinking. Ministry for Primary Industries figures reveal that only 3000 hectares of new forest were planted in 2015 and that the total area of planted forest fell by 16,000 ha. 

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