Forest Owners urge vote for tōtara as plant of the year

The Forest Owners Association wants people to vote for tōtara as plant of the year in a poll being conducted by the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network.

March on Parliament deliberately created confusion

Large and small scale and Māori foresters say the 50 Shades of Green march on parliament on Thursday 14 November highlights deliberately created confusion about the true nature and recent scope of forestry expansion.

Vote for the kārearea

The Forest Owners Association is urging people to vote for the kārearea, or native falcon, for Bird of the Year.

China Free Trade upgrade will assist New Zealand processed timber exports

6 November 2019

The Forest Owners Association says the just announced phased reduction of tariffs for wood and paper exports to China will assist in a long term realigning of New Zealand exports into more further processed timber products.

Calls to ban farm conversions to forestry ‘make no sense and are dangerously jeopardising fight against climate change'

3 November 2019

Forest owners are saying the extent of overseas investment in forestry this year is grossly exaggerated.  They say the calls on the government to restrict conversions of farms to forestry are dangerously jeopardising the fight against climate change and New Zealand’s hope of achieving its greenhouse gas emission targets.

Media Release - joint statement with NZFFA.

Forest industry warns better preparation and communication is vital as more rural fires will occur

30 October 2019

Media Release

Foresters are agreeing with the main recommendations coming out of the just released review of the Tasman fires last February, but say there’s nothing in the report that hasn’t been said before and implementation is overdue.

Industry Monitors Log Market Movements

16 September 2019

Joint Media Release with the Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA)

Industry adjustment to the new log pricing levels is continuing to take place.  As with all adjustments this affects businesses and individuals in very different ways depending on their individual financial circumstances and the part of the sector they are operating in.