A fresh start for climate change mitigation in New Zealand

Article – Robert McLachlan

The election of the sixth Labour-led government heralds a new direction for climate change policy in New Zealand. Read more »

Forest owners say below minimum wage rates ‘unacceptable’

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

The Forest Owners Association has taken a strong stand on pay rate breaches by forest planting contractors. Read more »

Q+A: Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones

Press Release – TVNZ

There will be no more sitting on the couch Shane Jones on his work-for-the-dole scheme. Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones told TVNZ 1s Q+A programme that he wants to announce four projects before Christmas aimed at getting young people … Read more »

Government recognises different cases for foreign investment

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

The Forest Owners Association says the government would be jeopardising its billion-tree target if it hadnt separated forest and farmland in its ministerial directive to the Overseas Investment Office. Read more »

Education & Primary Industries on Agenda at Mayoral Talks

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Enhancing trade in education and the primary industries will feature as key discussion points at next months New Zealand China Mayoral Forum. New Zealand mayors will be making the most of the opportunity to meet with their Chinese counterparts at … Read more »

The Nation: Shane Jones, Hone Harawira, and Shane Reti

Press Release – The Nation

Headlines: Regional Development Minister Shane Jones has given more details about how regions can get money from the regional development fund. Four areas have priority and there will be a selection panel. Only larger projects will have to go to cabinet. Read more »

NZ dairy sector unveils plans to restore reputation

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s dairy industry has unveiled plans to restore its reputation amid concern it has polluted waterways with nutrient runoff, sucks up too much groundwater for irrigation and generates greenhouse gases, denting the … Read more »

Air New Zealand and Government scope new afforestation fund

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand and Government scope new afforestation fund Air New Zealand has today announced it will work with the Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to explore the establishment of a private afforestation … Read more »

Juken will defend Red Stag court action over J-Frame

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Juken New Zealand will defend court action being taken against it by Red Stag Timber over its J-Frame product, saying the rival wood processor is trying to remove the growing competitive threat of laminated lumber. Read more »

New Government Forestry Agenda

Press Release – ForestX

PRESS RELEASE The recent announcements on afforestation by the new government are welcomed. The traditional forest industry of international corporates and farm foresters have already planted their land. It is more likely young farmers and Iwi will have … Read more »

Oregon Group expects record 2018 on forest products

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Oregon Group, which manages a New Zealand portfolio of businesses for Malaysia’s Tiong family, expects record earnings in 2018 on rising prices for forest products and the completion of apartments in its land development unit. Read more »

A win for clean, green, GE-free New Zealand

Press Release – SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 31 October 2017 The Soil & Health Association is celebrating the decision by Federated Farmers to abandon its appeal against the right of councils to control the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their territories. … Read more »

The Public Sector and New Govts: No New Thing Under The Sun

Article – Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS – The Ministry for Primary Industries is being split into three parts covering forestry, fisheries and agriculture. Labour MP Stuart Nash is the new Minister of Fisheries, NZ First MP Shane Jones is the Minister of Forestry … Read more »

More trees optimistic but achievable

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

More trees optimistic but achievable Forest owners say they are looking forward to working with the new Minister of Forests Shane Jones to meet what forest owners call a huge challenge to double the annual forest planting rate. Forest Owners Association … Read more »

Forestry works to begin near Skyline Queenstown

Press Release – Skyline Queenstown

A band of conifer trees on either side of the Skyline gondola above downtown Queenstown will soon be cleared to avoid creating a health and safety threat to the aerial cableway. Read more »

Q+A: Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern

Press Release – TVNZ

Jacinda Ardern: no point gloating about economic growth with high rates of homelessness and child poverty Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern told TVNZ 1s Q+A programme that her Government will be more proactive in intervening where the market is failing … Read more »

New Government needs to take extra step for wood use

Press Release – Woodco

New Government needs to take extra step for wood use The forest and wood processing industry says it is looking forward to greater use of timber in New Zealand with the coalition government now in place. But WoodCo Chair, Brian Stanley, says the … Read more »

Valuable years lost for forestry

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association says the priority put on new forest plantings by New Zealand First entering the coalition presents an enormous challenge to the new government and industry alike. Read more »

IROs Garner Endeavour Funding for Leading Research

Press Release – IRANZ

A number of Independent Research Organisations (IRO), offering research from the impact of household products on New Zealands aquatic ecosystems to developing nitrogen-fixing trees and grasses for our forestry and pastoral industries, have … Read more »

Norfolk ring barked and tree protester arrested

Press Release – Save Urban Trees NZ

In an unexpected move, contractors have ring barked the 150 year old Norfolk pine at Snell’s Beach this afternoon. Police surrounded the contractors as they undertook the ring barking. Read more »

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