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New Zealand Tree Grower, February 2016

  • Special purpose timbers research project (Access: unrestricted)
    Peter Berg
    Scion’s diverse species programme came to an end a year or so ago. At this time a number of people in the forest growing community became concerned that initiatives in…
  • Road shows about the forest grower levy (Access: unrestricted)
    Hamish Levack
    The forest grower levy was established at the beginning of 2014 and has had a significant effect. Before the levy was introduced the few large corporate forest owners contributed voluntarily…
  • Is there an environmentally acceptable alternative to wood? (Access: unrestricted)
    Wink Sutton
    In the 1990s I was on a two-year secondment to the Canadian Forest Service from Fletcher Challenge Forests. On a mid-term return to New Zealand I had a meeting with…
  • President's Comment (Access: unrestricted)
    Dean Satchell
    Under the NZFFA constitution the immediate past president continues to be on the executive committee for a year after vacating office. This is to provide an opportunity for the incoming…
  • Action from the action groups (Access: unrestricted)
    Julian Bateson
    In November the action groups met again for another weekend concentrating mainly on alternative species with a smattering of indigenous. We started with a morning inside, hearing from Paul Millen…
  • Some background to the Specialty Wood Products programme (Access: unrestricted)
    Julian Bateson and Paul Millen
    At the beginning of the Action Group weekend Paul Millen spent an hour updating us on the purpose of the Specialty Wood Products research partnership that started from 1 July…
  • A bridge too far (Access: unrestricted)
    Neil Cullen
    In late 2012 we started to make preparations for constructing a crossing capable of carrying fully laden logging trucks over the main waterway, the Glenomaru Stream, which bisects our property.…
  • The West Coast - forests galore (Access: unrestricted)
    Michael Orchard
    The national conference is only a couple of months away, staring on 21 April in Hokitika. If you have not already booked your place, do it now using the registration…
  • Risk and Resilience (Access: unrestricted)
    Michelle Harnett
    Do you want more money and an income you can count on? Value chain optimisation may be the answer, but to many this jargon phrase needs some explanation. What does…
  • Risk and insurance for your forest (Access: unrestricted)
    Jo McIntosh
    In early December I visited the aftermath of a large plantation fire. As I stood looking at the debris, which was still smouldering, it really bought home to me how…
  • The air is different: Another view of New Zealand’s response to climate change (Access: unrestricted)
    Howard Moore
    Back in 1990 Bill McKibben published a book called The End of Nature. An editorial writer for the New Yorker, McKibben wrote the book in an early attempt to bring…
  • The outlook for forestry in Taranaki (Access: unrestricted)
    Warren Parker
    This article is based on the presentation made by Scion at the Taranaki levy information day. It is about Taranaki but much of the information can be used to consider…
  • Government Industry Agreement for biosecurity readiness and response (Access: unrestricted)
    On 5 November last year the forestry industry and the Ministry for Primary Industries signed a Government Industry Agreement which aims to produce an integrated approach to prepare for biosecurity…
  • Reviewing the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (Access: unrestricted)
    Stuart Orme
    The government has begun its review of the ETS and has released a review document for consultation. The executive are putting together a comprehensive response on behalf of the NZFFA.…


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