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Sort out bioenergy, industry tells Government

Thursday - The ditching of plans for a large geothermally driven wood-processing plant in Northland shows why the Government must sort out New Zealand’s bioenergy plan, the industry says.

California counts 102 million trees dead from drought

24 Nov 16 - An astonishing 102 million trees have died across California over the past six years from drought and disease — including 62 million trees in 2016 alone.

New funding round will see 5.5m trees planted

11 Nov 16 - The latest round of funding from the Government’s Afforestation Grants Scheme will see 5.5 million trees planted next winter.

Hopes rise for solution to forest-split problem

7 Nov 16 - The door is slightly open for the Government to reconsider the contentious pre-1990/post-1989 forestry split under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Government getting serious about forestry

3 Nov 16 - The climate ministers are seriously considering the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s afforestation proposals, it was revealed yesterday.

Is the Government cooking the forestry books?

2 Nov 16 - The Government is being accused of attempting to cook the books by changing the way in which carbon stored in trees is accounted for.

Govt wants to break new ground for tree planting

1 Nov 16 - The Government says it’s working on new ways to get more native and exotic trees in the ground.


$2.5b carbon bill hanging over heads of Treelords iwi

Kaingaroa forest

27 Oct 16 - The Maori owners of land under the Southern Hemisphere’s largest plantation forest face a potential carbon liability of nearly $2.5 billion – yet have received credits for just a fraction of the...

Netherlands to increase forests by a quarter

27 Oct 16 - To slash the Netherlands' carbon footprint, the Dutch are going on a tree-planting binge.

NGAI TAHU: We're giving away our forest benefits

26 Oct 16 - Ngai Tahu wants existing native forests included in the Emissions Trading Scheme, saying Maori are being forced to donate to the country the climate benefits of their forests.

Why are millions of trees dying across the US?

20 Sep 16 - A quiet crisis playing out in US forests as huge numbers of trees succumb to drought, disease, insects and wildfire – much of it driven by climate change.

Modified wood aims to save forests from the axe

15 Sep 16 - A hardwood substitute has been developed to effectively end the need to log native forests.

FOREST FIX: Will the government play ball?

2 Sep 16 - Foresters say they’ve got a deal that will get farmers planting trees – but the Government needs to play ball.

Forestry up for Prince of Wales awards

31 Aug 16 - Sustainable forestry in New Zealand is being recognised with two new awards from the Prince of Wales.

Carbon-farming case lawyer under investigation

David Cunliffe

11 Aug 16 - A lawyer who advised a carbon-farming company that was later prosecuted by the Overseas Investment Office is under investigation over the affair.

Europe aims to close loophole on wood energy

10 Aug 16 - European officials are moving to close a loophole that promotes the burning of wood for electricity by an industry that’s felling American trees, and a new report they commissioned has laid bare the...

Industry slams failure of free-market forestry

Brian Stanley

1 Aug 16 - New Zealand’s experiment with free-market forestry has left it without the forests needed to combat climate change and supply the domestic market with wood, the industry says.

How forestry can make as much money as dairying

25 Jul 16 - Details of a study showing that forestry can be as profitable as dairying have been made public.

AGS forests will bank million tonnes of carbon

25 Jul 16 - Forests planted under the revived Afforestation Grant Scheme this year are expected to store 1.3 million tonnes of carbon.


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