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To instantly calculate your liabilities for de-foresting pre-1990 land try ValueADD's caculator: The NZ Government site dealing with forestry is here.

Wooden skyscrapers cool idea in a warming world

11 Apr 14 - By TIM RADFORD.- US scientists have a new green solution to urban construction: chop down trees and use the wood for buildings.

We need a price target range, says forest expert

Peter Olsen ... business needs certainty.

28 Mar 14 - A LEADING forestry services executive is calling on the Government to set a target range for carbon prices.

Not worth it, say international traders

28 Mar 14 - INTERNATIONAL carbon traders say there is little incentive for the private sector to get involved in carbon-sequestering forestry projects.

Carbon price inaction could hurt Nats at poll

21 Mar 14 - National could feel at the ballot box its failure to take action on carbon prices and lack of vision on forestry.

Post-89 emissions returns trickle in

21 Mar 14 - Only a quarter of post-1989 forest owners registered in the Emissions Trading Scheme have submitted their 2013 emissions returns.

Greens have plans for timber buildings

21 Mar 14 - The Green Party in Government will put $1 million toward the cost of the first 10-storey or higher New Zealand building made with structural timber, co-leader Dr Russel Norman said this week.

Wood foam joins the list of insulations

14 Mar 14 - By PAUL BROWN.- Every energy expert and scientist would agree that one of the cheapest and quickest ways to cut fossil fuel use and stave off dangerous climate change is better insulation of homes, factories and offices.

Reluctant PM fends off $600m iwi ultimatum

John Key ... all would suffer.

7 Mar 14 - The Prime Minister says he accepts that 50,000 new jobs would be created by Maori following through on a promise to plant one million hectares of new forest if the Government lifts carbon prices.

Government says no to national forest policy

7 Mar 14 - The Government is refusing to adopt a national forestry policy, despite relying on tree planting to meet international greenhouse gas emissions reductions obligations.

Labour plan aims to boost forestry

Shane Jones ... go native.

7 Mar 14 - The Labour Party is about to announce a policy using forestry to provide jobs and environmental services.

Government knows how we can be carbon-neutral

Euan Mason ... Government aware of opportunities.

28 Feb 14 - Planting just over half of New Zealand’s marginal land in forest would make the country carbon-neutral – and the Government knows it.

Big Wood keen on iwi carbon price action

Dr Jon Tanner ... long-term game.

28 Feb 14 - The wood sector is gearing up to join Maori in making carbon prices an election issue.

Iwi forest plan key to processing boom

14 Feb 14 - A proposal by iwi to plant a million hectares of new forest over 10 years could provide the economies of scale needed to kick the New Zealand industry into large-scale processing.

Pine nurseries got it wrong, says Groser

14 Feb 14 - The destruction of hundreds of thousands of tree seedlings is part of a “market correction” and not due to a dysfunctional Emissions Trading Scheme, the Government says.

We're willing to pay for an ecosystem, says study

31 Jan 14 - New Zealanders are willing to pay cold hard cash for the ecosystem services provided by plantation forests.

More forest owners decide to leave ETS

24 Jan 14 - The number of post-1989 forest owners quitting the Emissions Trading Scheme quadrupled last year on the back of cheap carbon prices.

ETS dysfunctional, says forestry academic

Professor Euan Mason ... low planting levels.

20 Dec 13 - Deforesation and a lack of new planting means New Zealand is unlikely to meet its 2030 emissions reduction target, a forestry expert is warning.

Search is on for native forests carbon

20 Dec 13 - Government officials are reviewing just how much carbon is stored in our native forests.

Errors in forest returns could be costly, says expert

13 Dec 13 - Many forest owners could run into costly penalties for innocent mistakes in their carbon returns, a consultant is warning.

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