Call for foresters to vote on levy order

16 April 2019

The Chair of the Forest Growers Levy Trust, Geoff Thompson, says a positive vote in the current levy referendum is vital to maintain the support of government funding for the industry.

Emissions Trading announcement is incentive for farmers to plant trees

28 March 2019 

Forest owners believe the just announced reform of the Emissions Trading Scheme will encourage farm foresters and hill country pastoral farmers to plant more trees.

PCE Report needs clarity from government

26 March 2019 

Forest Owners want clarity for what New Zealand plantation forestry is expected to deliver on climate change targets.

Wood Council of New Zealand - General Meeting 20 October 2018

24 October 2018

Senior executives of the wood industry meet on 20 October in Auckland and recommitted to the objectives of a pan-industry Association of associations.

New requirements for legality documents for wood products exports to Korea from 1 October 2018 – information from MPI

27 August 2018

From 1 October 2018, the Republic of Korea will require importers of specified wood products to submit documentation to Korea’s Customs agency to verify the legality of forestry products.

Trees for steep erosion prone land report released

7 August 2018

A report on alternative plantation forest species is now available on the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association website detailing the characteristics of a wide variety of tree species that are suited to steep erosion prone land and which have root structures that may better resist landsliding after harvest.

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.