Time to shut the door on illegal wood imports

10 Aug 2010

The government needs to urgently adopt measures to prevent products from illegally logged forests being sold in New Zealand, says the Forest Owners Association.

Consistent forest standards remove a barrier to investment

3 September 2010

The forest industry strongly supports the proposed national environmental standard for forestry released today by environment minister Hon Dr Nick Smith.

Trees in the tank – NZ's energy future?

8 September 2010

Within 30 years, more than a quarter of New Zealand's energy needs and nearly a third of our transport fuels could come from energy crops and materials that are currently wasted.

Forum findings: No need to be scared

22 September 2010

Forest owners say other land owners should not be afraid to embrace the initiatives proposed by the Land & Water Forum.

Well done, Trade Me... but let’s fix this once and for all

06 October 2010

Trade Me’s decision to require sellers of new kwila furniture or decking timber to prove it comes from sustainably managed forests is a very positive step towards ensuring that all these products come from legal sources, says Forest Owners Association president Peter Berg.

GM pines on conference agenda

07 October 2010

Scion Senior Scientist and Leader of its Future Forests team, Christian Walter, will speak about the Crown Research Institute’s trials with genetically modified (GM) Pinus radiata at a major forestry industry gathering in Wellington next week. The institute’s research into GM pine has found no evidence of environmental harm.

Bioenergy expert visiting New Zealand next week

08 October 2010

An international speaker at the forefront of groundbreaking new research into converting forestry wastes into bio-fuels, food additives, plastics and other environmentally-friendly products is visiting New Zealand next week to speak at meetings in Wellington and Auckland.

Winners of the NZ Wood Timber Design Awards 2010

11 October 2010

A visitors' centre at Waitomo Caves has taken out three of the top prizes at the 2010 NZ Wood Timber Design Awards. Winning both the Commercial Architecture and Commercial Engineering Excellence Awards, the centre also picked up a Clever Solutions award.

Ministers: carbon forestry will out-live Kyoto

17 October 2010

Land owners planting carbon forests have been assured that the emission trading scheme (ETS) will survive when the Kyoto Protocol ends in 2012.

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