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  • The Kapiti Proposed District Plan - A tale of two halves
    Don Wallace, November 2015
    We own 60 hectares of rural land in the Otaki Gorge, about 70 km north of Wellington, most of which is in forestry. In late 2012 the Kapiti Coast District…
  • Misapplication of the Resource Management Act
    Hamish Levack, May 2013
    In February, the Ministry for the Environment floated a paper which discusses some critical restrictions to more effective resource management. It also proposes ideas to produce greater national consistency and…
  • The cost of monitoring consents
    Hamish Levack, May 2013
    My neighbour David Smith and I needed to up-grade a couple of kilometres of steep road which crossed a river twice in order to get wood out of our forests.…
  • A Wellington Regional Council perspective on harvesting
    Christina Schierlitz, February 2013
    Regional councils in New Zealand have a responsibility to look after the natural resources in their districts. This includes land, water, air, soil, minerals, energy, plants and animals. Harvesting trees…
  • Husqvarna Farm Forester of the Year 2012 North Island - Roger and Daphne Reddington
    Author not published, May 2012
    Roger and Daphne live at Chilly Brook in the upper Akatarawa valley, north of Upper Hutt. Roger first worked in the vicinity as a carpenter at a sawmill which had…
  • The Kargan story
    Gary Blake, Rob Aspen and Alan Milne, May 2009
    In 1965 two young engineers and a hydrologist employed by the Ministry of Works and Development out of Whangarei became involved with a group to plant trees on gorse covered…

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