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Newsletter 64 October 2013

Newsletter 64 October 2013

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New Zealand Farm Forestry Association
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Farm Forestry Newsletter
 October 2013  No. 64

In this issue

ForestWood 2014 - Green Green Growth of Home

Alpine Grapple Carriage - DC Repairs Camera System Demonstration

Joint Conference
Wood Industry Forum: "Driving Change"



Ian Jackson
-South Canterbury
-North Otago
-Sthn High Country (north)

Vice President

Dean Satchell
-Far North
-Mid North

Newsletter editor
Dean Satchell

National Executive

Angus Gordon

-Taupo & Districts
-Middle Districts
-Hawkes Bay

Neil Cullen
-Mid Otago
-South Otago
-Men of Trees
-Sthn High Country (south)

Hamish Levack
-Gisborne East Coast

Patrick Milne
-West Coast
-Central Canterbury
-North Canterbury

Peter Berg
-Lower North
-Bay of Plenty


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Action Group Weekend
The annual NZFFA action group weekend is coming up in November at Wanganui, don’t forget to mark this in your calendar. The theme this year is “From seed to end product”.

Programme for NZFFA action group weekend 16 & 17 November 2013

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Nominations for Farm Forestry Awards
Nominations for Farm Forestry Awards need to be in. If they are not received by 1 November (to allow time for judging) they are not eligible for presentation at the ensuing Conference (usually held the following April).  Nominations received after 1 November are held over for judging for a subsequent Conference.  Note that nominations are submitted by branches, and so if you know of a worthy recipient, contact your branch officers.  Nomination forms are available on the NZFFA website or may be requested from National Office.

2014 Conference AGM remits
1 November is the deadline for formal remits to the 2014 Marlborough Conference AGM.  However, agenda items for discussion at the Conference meetings can still be proposed later.

Timber Design Awards
Nominations for the 2014 Timber Design Awards are now open. NZFFA is the lead sponsor for the Indigenous Timber Showcase Award. FJMT in association with Archmedia won the 2012 Indigenous Timber Showcase Award with the new Auckland Art Gallery Toi o T?maki.

ForestWood 2014 - Green Green Growth of Home

When: Wednesday 19 March 2014
Where: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
The combined forestry and wood products industry is coming together in March with ForestWood 2014, "Green Green Growth of Home".
2014 is election year. ForestWood 2014 will present a unique opportunity to hear the views of the main political parties on how they expect to influence New Zealand's forest growing and wood processing/manufacturing business in pursuit of increased economic growth.
Politicians, industry leaders and political analysts will elaborate on what they plan to do to make the New Zealand forest and wood industry more successful in a highly competitive international marketplace. World demand for wood fibre is expanding. How the sector responds to this demand will be shaped to a large extent by government policies. Let's find out if the future government has the right agenda when it comes to forest and wood industry growth.
At the final session of ForestWood leading industry thinkers will present their views on international and domestic market opportunities.

The conference programme will be announced mid October 2013 in conjunction with registration opening.

This is the third time that the 4 organisations (Forest Owners Association (FOA), Wood Processors Association (WPA), Pine Manufacturers Association (PMA), and the Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA)) have held a joint conference which builds on the successes of previous individual and combined industry events/conferences which have attracted world class speakers and presenters.

ForestWood 2014 is a fantastic opportunity for organisations and individuals, with a keen interest in forestry, to engage with decision-makers and professional specialists from the forestry industry.

Sponsorship for the conference is still available. If you would like to participate in this unique event, please visit the website for full details of sponsorship options or contact the conference organisers, Paardekooper and Associates on +64 4 562 8259 or email
For full details about the conference visit the website

If you would like more information on any aspect of this conference, please contact the Conference Organiser:
Paardekooper and Associates
P: +64 4 562 8259

Alpine Grapple Carriage - DC Repairs Camera System Demonstration

You are invited by Future Forests Research to an in-field demonstration of the above system at Complete Logging Limited’s operation in Waione Forest, Hauparu Bay Lake Rotoiti. Registrations close Thursday 10th October 2013, register here.

Joint Conference
Wood Industry Forum: "Driving Change"

31st October 2013 - Holiday Inn - Rotorua

This year's joint conference between PMA, WPA & FTMA takes the industry’s Strategic Action Plan (SAP) and explores how the wood processing and manufacturing sector will grow earnings from the current $6 billion per annum to $12 billion over the next decade. The conference is entitled “Wood Industry Forum: Driving Changes” and will be all about how the sector will make it happen.
Speakers / Programme


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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