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Newsletter 125, March 2020

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New Zealand Farm Forestry Association
P.O. Box 10349
The Terrace
Wellington 6143

Farm Forestry Members Newsletter

   Newsletter 125, March 2020
In this issue

Revised Forest Practice Guides

Te Uru Rākau Forestry Sector Update - 13 March 2020

NZIF Foundation 2020 awards & scholarships

Primary Industries New Zealand Summit awards


Hamish Levack

Immediate Past President
Neil Cullen
-North Otago
-Mid Otago
-South Otago
-Sthn High Country (south)

Newsletter editor
Dean Satchell
-Far North
-Mid North

National Office
Liz Chamberlain
Phone: 04 4720432

Graham West
-Bay of Plenty

Angus Gordon
-Taupo & Districts
-Middle Districts
-Hawkes Bay
-Gisborne East Coast

Michael Orchard
-West Coast

Patrick Milne
-North Canterbury
-Central Canterbury
-South Canterbury

Don Wallace
-At large

Egon Guttke

Peter Berg - Co-opted
-Far North
-Mid North
-Lower North

Howard Moore - Co-opted


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Conference 2020 - “46° South Revisited”

4-8 April 2020, Ascot Park Hotel Invercargill

The earlybird discount has been extended for a short period, so if you haven't registered you can still secure the discount.

Programme includes:

  • Interest Group Meetings
  • Council Meeting and AGM
  • Three Field Days  
    • Western Southland - Syndicate forestry & Koura management in a Douglas Fir forest
    • Central Southland - Industrial site visit & integrated farm
    • Northern Southand - Douglas Fir management & wilding control
  • Awards Dinner

Download the Registration form »

Register online »

Find out more » 


For more information on these events, they are posted on the NZFFA website >>
Branch secretaries, please make sure you notify head office of any branch or action group events.


Revised Forest Practice Guides

These guides (updated January 2020) are to assist forest owners/managers and contractors to meet legislative requirements of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and in particular the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry (NES-PF).
More »


Te Uru Rākau Forestry Sector Update - 13 March 2020


  • Economic conditions of major export markets
  • Impacts on New Zealand
  • Government response update
  • Key contacts and support

More »


NZIF Foundation 2020 awards & scholarships

Applications are invited for the awards and scholarships offered by the NZIF Foundation for 2020.  The total value of awards offered is $29,500.
The awards open for application are:

  • One Future Forest Scholarship for post graduate research of up to $10,000
  • The New Zealand Redwood Company Scholarship of $5,000 for an undergraduate scholarship at the University of Canterbury School Forestry
  • Chavasse Travel Award of up to $3,500 to assist a mid-career person to travel overseas or to bring an overseas person to NZ
  • Jon Dey memorial award of up to $3,500 to assist research projects in the areas of work study or new technology aimed at improving forest engineering and harvest productivity
  • Otago Southland Award of up to $3,000 to assist a project of relevance to forestry in the Otago/Southland region
  • Mary Sutherland Scholarship of $1,000 for a polytechnic student
  • University Undergraduate Scholarship of $1,000
  • Frank Hutchinson Postgraduate scholarship of $1,000
  • Student poster prizes at NZIF Conference (1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes of $800, $500 and $200)

Applications are now open.  Further details on the Foundation web page available through, (link on lower right hand side of page).
Applications must be received by the Foundation administrator ( no later than 5pm on Monday 18th May 2020.  The awards will be announced at the Awards Dinner of the joint conference of the NZ Institute of Forestry being held in Masterton from 28th to 30th June 2020.
Enquires to the Foundation chair or phone +64 274 733 262

About the NZIF foundation »


Primary Industries New Zealand Summit awards

The Primary Industries New Zealand Summit awards categories organisations or people can nominate others for or themselves are here »

Nominees do need to register themselves and enter online. Here is the link to do that.

The deadline for nominations is March 30.

Shannon Gillies

022 165 1701


Disclaimer: Personal views expressed in this newsletter are those of the writers and do not necessarily represent those of the NZ Farm Forestry Association.



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