New forest player aims to give all growers a say

19 December 2012

Forest owners will vote in March on a plan that aims to give all commercial forest and woodlot owners a say in the future of the industry.

Essential guide for earthworks in tiger country

22 November 2012

New Zealand’s plantation forests are increasingly grown in tiger country – on steep hills that are often prone to erosion. To harvest those hills, you need highly skilled roading engineers and operators who can construct low-cost, fit-for-purpose, roads, culverts and landings that meet high environmental standards.

Forest referendum in March 2013

17 October 2012

Forest growers will decide the future direction and funding of their industry in a referendum being held in March next year.

Forest owners endorse criticism of ETS changes

12 September 2012

Forest owners have endorsed the strong criticisms made by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment of proposed changes to the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme.

Forest vigilante threat dismays land owners

31 July 2012

Forest owners are dismayed at Otago University Professor Sir Alan Mark’s suggestion that he might assemble a group of activists to rip out forest seedlings on a farm near Dunedin.

Dragon babies prefer cots made from New Zealand pine

5 July 2012

It’s the year of the dragon in China, a particularly auspicious time to have a baby. Someone who is destined to be self-assured, clever, generous and loyal.

ETS changes don’t address carbon flood

2 July 2012

Forest owners say the government appears to be unconcerned about the tide of European carbon credits flooding onto the New Zealand market.

Government safety help welcomed by forest owners

3 May 2012

The Forest Owners Association welcomes the boost in government funding and support for workplace health and safety improvement.

GE trees may benefit the environment

13 April 2012

Forest owners support the trial of genetically engineered (GE) radiata pine trees at Scion and are deeply disappointed that experimental plantings have been destroyed by vandals.