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  • Forest Fires and Chainsaws - Discussion document March, 2016
    New Zealand has experienced a number of forest fires over recent years where chainsaws may be the ignition source.  There has been talk that one factor may be that newer,…

  • Industry looks beyond radiata March, 2016
    Future generations of New Zealanders may live in a patchwork landscape where several different forest species compete on the hills for growing space with the familiar Pinus radiata. “Radiata is…

  • Kinks in GE laws need ironing out March, 2016
    Forest owners say kinks in the laws covering the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) need to be ironed out. They say it’s no longer clear what’s a GMO and…

  • Meaningful carbon price is vital to future of forestry February, 2016
    New Zealand’s third largest export industry, forestry, is steadily shrinking. Ministry for Primary Industries figures reveal that only 3000 hectares of new forest were planted in 2015 and that the…

  • Sharing the Love... February, 2016
    We love our forests and NZ Wood wants others to appreciate them too. December saw the start of the first phase of a campaign to engage the hearts and minds…

  • Small scale forestry safety guidelines January, 2016
    The NZ Farm Forestry Association, with support from the Forest Growers Commodity Levy, has just produced guidelines to help growers comply with current health and safety legislation as it applies to…

  • Exceptional Efforts by New Zealand Forester Rewarded January, 2016
    The Wood Council of New Zealand is delighted that Dr Andrew McEwen has received an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours' List for…

  • Afforestation, Taxation, and the Paris Climate Talks December, 2015
    The Paris climate deal is likely to focus Government’s attention on making the Emission Trading Scheme work to accelerate the national rate that land is afforested, either as new planting…

  • New Zealand Forest Certification Association Incorporated December, 2015
    The Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), one of the world’s leading forest certification schemes has, this week in Switzerland, endorsed the New Zealand Forest Certification Scheme.  “We are…

  • Updating you with the latest research from the GCFF programme December, 2015
    Identifying where our planted forests are underperforming, the establishment of a new field trials to test the legacy effects of nursery management and the establishment of an automated system to…

  • Fire risk spreads with wilding conifers December, 2015
    Wilding conifers have long been considered a risk to our ecologically significant highland regions, but they may also significantly increase wildfire hazards The invasion of unwanted wilding conifers throughout highland…

  • Government agricultural emissions pledge December, 2015
    The New Zealand Institute of Forestry suggests there is cost-effective technologies Agriculture can do about their emissions. The New Zealand Institute of Forestry (NZIF) strongly disagree with the Prime Minister…

  • Wood Council of New Zealand - New Leadership November, 2015
    Brian Stanley has been elected Chair of the Wood Council of New Zealand. The Wood Council celebrates its 10th anniversary this year as New Zealand's peak body for the forest…

  • The Land and Water Forum releases fourth report on water management November, 2015
    The Land and Water Forum (LWF) today published its fourth report, outlining 60 new consensus recommendations for how New Zealand should improve its management of fresh water and calling on…

  • Forest owners sign biosecurity agreement with government November, 2015
    The Forest Owners Association says having a biosecurity agreement with the government is a vital part of the forest industry’s defence system. Forest defence bolstered by agreement with government FOA…

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