Dryland forests supported

3 June 2015

A project which is experimenting with fast-growing, drought-resistant trees has outlined plans to plant 100,000 ha of forest in the driest parts of New Zealand.

AGS gives Govt best carbon credit years

15 May 2015

The rebooted Afforestation Grant Scheme gives the Government the most productive carbon credit-bearing years of a tree's life, carbon forestry promoter Ollie Belton says.

Budget 2015: New Afforestation Grant Scheme

11 May 2015

The Government has today confirmed a multi-million dollar reboot of the popular Afforestation Grant Scheme (AGS), Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew says.

Hancock and iwi partner in totara planting

21 April 2015

A Maori Trust will be planting clusters of tōtara trees on blocks in Kinleith forest, in a collaborative project with Hancock Forest Managers and Scion.

Forestry business wins conservation award

16 April 2015

A Wairau Valley forestry block balancing good business with good conservation was one of the winners at the Marlborough Environment Awards.

Parity is parlous, say processors

10 April 2015

The Government's vision of doubling the value of exports from the primary sector has become a lot hazier in the last few days as the Kiwi dollar moves into parity with its Australian counterpart, say wood processors.

Rotorua, first to be wood-first

10 April 2015

Rotorua Lakes Council in NZ has adopted a Wood First Policy and action plan. The policy, aimed at encouraging use of wood products and supporting the district's vital wood industry, was adopted at a meeting of the council's Strategy, Policy & Finance Committee on 1 April.

SFF forestry projects announced

01 April 2015

Forestry will benefit from five new projects in the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) round announced today by associate primary industries minister Jo Goodhew.

Logging death in Taranaki

26 March 2015

A forestry worker has died after being struck by a log falling off a truck in Taranaki yesterday morning. He was James Stuart Oxenham, 72, of Urenui in north Taranaki, who was working in a logging operation in the Te Wera Forest, east of Stratford.