Goodhew: ETS review an opportunity for forestry

24 November 2015

The announcement of the start of a review of the NZ ETS brings an opportunity to consider how New Zealand can further incentivise the planting of more forests, says Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew.

Forestry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

5 November 2015

The forestry industry has become the sixth industry group to join the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) biosecurity partnership, Primary Industries Ministers Nathan Guy and Jo Goodhew have announced today.

Steve Wilton re-elected to Forest Levy board

28 October 2015

Steve Wilton has been re-elected to the Forest Growers Levy Trust board as a representative of growers of small plantation forests.

Marlborough forests patrolled by compliance drones

18 October 2015

Marlborough District Council environmental protection officers have started using drone technology to monitor compliance on forestry blocks. They are trialling the use of a harbour drone to capture aerial video and still footage of forestry blocks on angles not possible by foot.

TPPA may open doors for processed wood products

8 October 2015

The forest and wood processing industries have welcomed the removal of tariffs on wood products across the 12 countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Forest grower poll open

5 October 2015

Voting is now open for the person who will represent owners of smaller forests on the Forest Growers Levy Trust Board.

$130,000 in fines and reparation for death of worker

2 October 2015

Forestry contractor M&A Cross has been ordered to pay $130,000  in the Rotorua District Court on Friday after earlier pleading guilty to breaching safety law for the death of forestry worker Charles Finlay.

Puketi Logging sentenced over death of Eramiha Pairama

1 October 2015

Puketi Logging has been sentenced to pay $75,000 in reparation, along with a $25,000 fine, by Judge Robert Wolff in the Tauranga District Court, for the death of its employee 19-year-old Eramiha Pairama two and a half years agoThis follows a successful prosecution by the Council of Trade Unions (CTU) that took place in the same court in August.

Local body forest investment pays big dividend

29 September 2015

A joint forestry venture between Palmerston North city and Manawatu district, named after former Palmerston North deputy mayor Gordon Kear has returned more than $4.3 million in profits to the ratepayers, and is still giving.