Newsletter 79, March 2015
New Zealand Farm Forestry Association
P.O. Box 10349
|March 2015 No. 79|
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Global call finds NZ forest policies wanting: Forest owners and wood processors world-wide are calling for governments to recognise the role of forests and wood products in combating climate change. Forests and climate change is the theme… more >>
Forest safety council underway: The forest industry has established a safety council to make forests safer places to work. This was a key recommendation of the Independent Forestry Safety Review Panel that reviewed forest… more >>
Trees, soil and you: A new survey has been released by Scion to capture current industry opinion regarding the value of soil data to forest managers, as part of the Growing Confidence in Forestry’s… more >>
Scion scientist helps control recent Marlborough fire: Modelling systems developed by Scion were used during the recent Onamalutu forest fire to effectively and safely manage fire fighting efforts. Wildfires are a significant risk to New Zealand forests.… more >>
We do not need a Resource Development Act, Chris Perley
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NZFFA Conference 2015 - Trees from Coast to Coast.
This conference event is not to be missed!
Some Conference speakers on the Monday afternoon, starting at 12.30:
Warren Parker, CEO Scion; “Forestry in New Zealand a world view, potentials, opportunities, and threats”.
Other upcoming events:
Former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Morgan Williams discusses environmentally sustainable development, resource efficient systems and issues facing agriculture. More >>
The New Zealand Dryland Initiative Project won the Supreme Award at the 2015 Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards Dinner on Friday 13 March in Blenheim. More>>
Enter Now - Entry Form click here >>
Showcase your examples of timber design excellence. This is New Zealand’s only Timber Design award event and allows engineers, architects, architectural designers and builders to showcase innovation using timber.
NZFFA is sponsoring the NZ Indigenous and Specialty Timber Award.
One of the two new categories "Excellence in Engineered Wood Products" has been added to the award categories, due to growth of engineered timber buildings in New Zealand. The second NZ Wood new award is "Novel Application of Wood Award" for using new wood products or systems in a manner that characterises its unique features. You will also notice that "Exterior Innovation" has incorporated "Infrastructure" to the category
“Fire & Water: An Update on New Zealand Water Quality Research and USA Wildfire Investigations”
This seminar has three components. The first two address water quality in plantation forests. First, a review of water quality in plantation forests gives the current state of knowledge of how forest management affects the quality of New Zealand’s streams, rivers, and lakes.
SCOPIA setup instructions: At the time of the meeting, please follow the access method described below. Any issues, ring Katrin on 021648640 (will be at seminar directly and is point of contact).
a. Enter your name
3. You will be asked for a PIN number – this is 1234