RMA review could unlock forest potential

31 Mar 2004

Forest owners hope the government's Resource Management Act review will lead to a lowering of barriers to investment in wood processing.

Trans-Tasman agreement follows historic industry meeting

20 Apr 2004

The plantation forest and wood products industries on both sides of the Tasman have concluded their first ever joint meeting, with an agreement to co-operate in the fields of international trade, climate change, and research.

Forest industry to consider Government response on climate change framework agreement

19 May 2004

The forestry industry welcomes the package of measures announced by the Government today, recognising the sector's significant contribution to meeting New Zealand's climate change objectives.

Industry to build grower support for commodity levy

4 Jun 2004

The forestry industry intends to work to build forest growers' support for the introduction of a compulsory commodity levy to promote the development of the industry.

Forestry seeks major changes in RMA review

4 Jul 2004

The forest and wood processing industries are calling for a major shake-up of the Act which regulates the effects of industry on the environment.

Forest owners slam triple-dipping councils

3 Sep 2004

District councils have been criticised for double and triple-dipping on the roading rates paid by forest owners.

Forest owners urged to claim for storm damage

20 Sep 2004

Forest owners in the southern North Island who suffered storm and flood-damage in February are urged to apply for government assistance so that repair and replanting can be carried out as soon as possible.

Forest owners praise Government roading initiative

20 Sep 2004

Forest owners say a scheme set up by the government in 2002 to fund the development of roads in major forest-growing regions is working well.

Ernslaw investment praised by industry

11 Oct 2004

The purchase of the Prime Sawmill in Gisborne by Malaysian-owned forestry company Ernslaw One has been praised by the NZ Forest Owners Association.
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