NZFFA welcomes new Government

26 October 2017

The New Zealand Farm Forestry Association welcomes the Labour/NZFirst/Greens coalition government and their commitment to plant 1 billion trees over the next ten years. It also welcome their plans to re-establish the New Zealand Forest Service, create an independent Climate Commission, and pass a Zero Carbon act.

New Government needs to take extra step for wood use

20 October 2017

The forest and wood processing industry says it is looking forward to greater use of timber in New Zealand with the coalition government now in place.

Observation on National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry

1 September 2017

The National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry was launched at the Beehive in August 2017.

Local government’s role has been integral in the whole of the eight-year development process.

ETS review may reduce forest planting while foresters wait for certainty

28 July 2017

Forest owners and wood processors say they appreciate the government needs to fine tune the Emissions Trading Scheme, but they believe present uncertainty in the ETS might lead to a reduction in forest planting, just when it needs to increase.

Timber an overlooked choice in quake zones

9 February 2017

It is indeed overdue for bodies such as Callaghan to look at developing technology for checking buildings after earthquakes.

Positive outlook for forest industry with strong domestic and export demand

22 December 2016

By David Porter NZ Herald

The outlook for forestry is looking significantly better than a year ago, when high log inventories in the key China market were raising concerns.

Prices and confidence in sheep and beef farming on slide

21 December 2016

By Gerard Huching and Jill Galloway

Sheep and beef prices have taken a tumble in November as farmers lament the future of the sector.

Draft Revised National Standard for Certification of Plantation Forest Management in New Zealand - Consultation Open

22 November 2016

Consultation on the Draft Revised National Standard for Certification of Plantation Forest Management in New Zealand is now open and has been extended ude to the earthquakes in Kaikoura.  The consultation now closes at 5pm on Friday 13 January 2017.

Woodco identifies government policies at heart of log supply

28 August 2016

Roving 'log grabbers' in Northland buying immature trees for export may exacerbate log supply pressure at the expense of our local construction industry (Sunday Star-Times 21st August). But these procurers did not create the problem.