Fire prevention 'critical' but forest operations will continue

17 December 2015 

Forest operations will continue in Nelson and Marlborough forests during summer, except when the fire risk is at its highest. Andrew Karalus, estate manager for Nelson Management Limited, says providing continuous work is important for those working in the industry and it enables the industry to attract and retain highly skilled people.

Land use goes mainstream at Paris talks

6 December 2015

Most countries at the Paris climate change talks are now including land use in their commitments to reduce emissions.

Forest defence bolstered by agreement with government

5 November 2015

The Forest Owners Association says having a biosecurity agreement with the government is a vital part of the forest industry's defence system.

Forest science awards go to Canterbury and Rotorua

15 October 2015

Canterbury-based researchers took home four out of five of New Zealand's forest growing research awards at an industry dinner in Nelson last night

Forest owners welcome border levy

14 October 2015

Forest owners are welcoming the planned introduction of the new clearance levy to help fund border biosecurity.

Council forestry rules a mishmash

14 September 2015

A forest owners' spokesman says council rules for forestry are a mishmash which vary from district to district without good cause. Often they are also more stringent for forests than for farms on the same country.

ETS targets need teeth

8 July 2015

Forest owners say the size of the government's emissions target is not as important as the policies that support it.

Forest standard will make it easier to be green

17 June 2015

Forest owners say they are thrilled that a National Environmental Standard (NES) for Plantation Forestry is within sight.

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