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NZ Forest industry progresses with Overseas Investment Act amendments

20 June 2018

Forest Owners say the government’s announcement that the Overseas Investment Act would be amended to cut out red tape is a very positive signal to potential investors.

Forest industry reputation damaged by mobilisation of forest harvest residues

28 May 2018

The successful prosecution of a forest management company by the Marlborough District Council has been endorsed by the Forest Owners Association.

Advisory group has the right mix for huge land use challenge

11 May 2018

The Forest Owners Association President Peter Weir says Shane Jones’ just announced Advisory group has the right mix of forest industry background and experience to take the industry forward into potentially vast expansion in the decades ahead.

Forest industry backing judgment against forest companies

24 April 2018

Forest industry associations are supporting penalties imposed in the District Court against Bay of Plenty forest owner Whitikau Holdings and two harvesting contractors.

Climate Change Panel a good first step

19 April 2018

Forest Owners says the just announced appointment of an Interim Climate Change Panel is a good first step towards setting up a Climate Change Commission.

Zero Carbon Act solution in planting more trees

8 March 2018

The Forest Owners Association says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton, should be listened to when he says words need to be turned into deeds to achieve New Zealand’s climate change mitigation goals.

Streamlining applications for overseas ownership in New Zealand forests clarifies investment signals

7 March 2018

The Forest Owners Association says streamlining the application process for overseas investment in New Zealand forests is a major step forward and will make clear to potential investors that New Zealand has a positive forest future.

Consultation starts on fumigant for forest industry to replace methyl bromide

28 February 2018

A significant milestone has been reached in replacing methyl bromide as the standard fumigant for export logs and timber.

Billion tree planting timetable gives industry confidence

22 February 2018

Forest Owners say the announcement of the timetable for the government’s billion tree ten year project will give confidence that the massive afforestation is a serious proposition.

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