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Forest Owners sharing primary sector concerns

16 July 2021

The Forest Owners Association is sympathising with some farmer frustrations over the pace of regulations being imposed on the primary sector.

Forest Owners say production trees are potentially farming’s biggest friend

7 July 2021

The President of the Forest Owners Association has told delegates to the Primary Industries Summit in Christchurch that forestry offers many opportunities for farmers.

Commission's ETS change risks forest planting targets

9 June 2021

The forest industry says the Climate Change Commission is risking forest planting rates by stating that the current Emissions Trading Scheme ‘will incentivise more production forestry than needed.’

Forest owners say forests are productive and vital in meeting climate change goals

18 May 2021

The Forest Owners Association says the Federated Farmers’ call for the government to restrict forest planting ranks as an unnecessary intrusion on the right of farmers to plant trees on their land if they want to.

Expansion of Forest Service role a vital move

30 April 2021

The Forest Owners Association says the just announced creation of Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service heralds the potential to fix vital bottlenecks in the initial stages of the forest industry supply chain and drive further timber processing downstream as well.

Foresters celebrate scooping primary industry awards

14 April 2021

 

Foresters celebrate scooping primary industry awards

The Forest Owners Association says taking out three of the four category prizes in the Primary Industries’ Good Employer Awards this week is a sign the forest sector has come of age as a leading primary sector industry.

Log supply not the cause of timber shortage

1 April 2021

 

Log supply not the cause of timber shortage

Forest organisations have joined to reject statements that the current shortage of framing timber is caused by foresters selling logs to China and not leaving enough timber to be processed for sale in New Zealand.

Wairoa foresters forced to subsidise local meatworks

15 February 2021

Foresters in the Wairoa District are appalled that a part of their recent rate increase will go to propping up the local meatworks.

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