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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.

Foresters say pines to be relied on to meet climate targets

1 February 2021

The Forest Owners Association says the Climate Change Commission has endorsed the crucial role exotic forestry will carry out in meeting New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emission targets in 2030 and 2050.