Newsletter 91, April 2016
New Zealand Farm Forestry Association
P.O. Box 10349
|April 2016 No. 91|
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Pure Advantage calls for 1.3 million hectares of new forest in New Zealand
Bennett supported by forest owners at New York signing
New forestry leader
Forestry deaths should strengthen industry’s resolve to work harder on safety
For more information on these events, they are posted on the NZFFA website >>
Introduction to Continuous Cover Forestry
NZFFA members can set up their own blogs on the NZFFA website. Email Dean.
Forestry and the Emissions Trading Scheme: NZU prices have now moved to levels where PF Olsen are starting to receive enquiries around potential afforestation projects.
Manuka Establishment Basics: With demand for Manuka honey high, the interest in Manuka establishment for honey production is also increasing... more>>
Bioenergy-based projects: In a welcome initiative the Bioenergy Association has been invited to engage with Government on what the sector can contribute in terms of bioenergy based projects which will assist greenhouse gas emission reduction, and to suggest what additional measures Government could take which would assist achievement of the climate change targets agreed in Paris last year... more>>
Health and Safety at Work - A new era begins
Time to Fence Those Waterways! Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
Paris Climate Agreement and current forest plantings don't add up
Fines for forestry failures
PF Olsen has a container nursery at Waiuku, South Auckland.
One of our corporate clients has cancelled an order of E. nitens and E.fastigata.
Before deciding to destroy this crop we will try to sell what we can at low cost for planting this winter.. It may suit farm plantings or riparian on dairy.
Trees are container eucs, $200/1000 down from normal bulk rate of $350/1000. So pretty cheap. Terms are strictly cash (or bank deposit) up front before delivery.
Minimum order 1,000 trees.
We will pack in plastic-line boxes but buyer must arrange or pay for delivery to farm. Trees will be ready for uplift from August.
Buyers should contact Dawn Lewis at:
3rd annual conference of the Growing Confidence in Forestry’s Future (GCFF) research programme: Management of risk in forestry
Forest Genetics 101 workshop for industry/GCFF stakeholders
Phenotyping LiDAR cluster group meeting for industry/GCFF stakeholders (open event)
Annual ‘Growing Confidence in Forestry’s Future’ conference and field trip – “Management of Risk in Forestry”
We've all been aware for months that the new HSW Act was to become effective on 4 April. For those still not clear on how it will affect them, here are two references that you might find useful.
Firstly, a summary of your responsibilities if you are self-employed (or on holiday) can be found at Business.govt.nz
A more comprehensive description together with your responsibilities if you employ staff can be found on the Worksafe document Introduction to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. Our Health and Safety guru Julian Bateson recommends all 92 pages as good bedtime reading and also suggests that Section 1.3 SO FAR AS IS REASONABLY PRACTICABLE is the most important section. Please take the time to read this.
What does the Health and Safety at Work Act mean? Worksafe CEO Gordon McDonald presents this excellent video about what the Act means and how to work with it. Importantly he explains the role and duty of the Person in Control of a Business Undertaking (PCBU) and also that of Senior Officers. The key messages around the new law include:
It’s a change in people’s behaviours and attitudes to health and safety that will make the real difference. More>>
News from SafeTree - The new Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) comes into force
The new health and safety legislation reinforces the importance of leadership of safety from the top. It means workers must be involved in health and safety, businesses must share responsibility for the safety of all workers including contractors, and it puts a strong focus on managing real risks in the workplace.
The new law is an opportunity for us to look at the ways we manage our health and safety and, along with our workers and contractors, see how we can improve so everyone understands them and uses them consistently.
In the first of a series of videos to come about HSWA, Wiremu Edmonds has a quick rundown on what the new law means for forestry. Video>>