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Purse strings now open for forest planting

Thursday - Applications for the second round of the Government’s Afforestation Grants Scheme are open.

Foresters welcome call for more tree-planting

Glen Mackie

Tuesday - Forest owners are welcoming a report recommending doubling the area of planted forest in New Zealand.

NZ court fines Australian carbon farmer

21 Apr 16 - An Australian carbon farming company that used a New Zealander to buy land has been fined $40,000.

Why carbon price is key to forestry worth billions

15 Apr 16 - Carbon prices will need to hit $35 a tonne by 2017 or forest owners will quit the Emissions Trading Scheme, leaving New Zealand unable to meet its emissions reductions targets, an expert is warning.

Norway fund drops deforestation firms

15 Apr 16 - Norway’s $700 billion sovereign wealth fund, the largest in the world, has dropped 11 companies for their connections to deforestation.

Minister's reminder: Trees are really, really important

21 Mar 16 - Forests play a vital role in the economy and the environment, the Government is reminding New Zealanders.

Welcome aboard, iwi adviser tells Air New Zealand

Chris Karamea-Insley

18 Mar 16 - Air New Zealand should not be the only company looking to work with iwi to generate carbon offsets, a consultant says.


Processors in ETS could pose problem, says industry

Jon Tanner

14 Mar 16 - Bringing wood processors into the Emissions Trading Scheme could damage other carbon-reducing initiatives, such as biofuel development, the industry says.

Study to look at alternatives to radiata pine

14 Mar 16 - A new research programme will help to calculate the carbon-storing potential of alternative wood crops.

Foresters laud Landcorp's change of mind

8 Mar 16 - Landcorp’s decision to go forestry instead of dairy on land in the central North Island is a sign that some landowners are starting to question the viability of dairy conversions, the Forest Owners’...

Wood processors could get the nod with ETS changes

4 Mar 16 - Wood processors could come into the Emissions Trading Scheme under changes being suggested by the Government.

OIO-action company sells NZ carbon assets

3 Mar 16 - An Australian company being prosecuted by the Overseas Investment Office has sold its New Zealand carbon assets.

Angry foresters want end to 1:2 subsidy

23 Feb 16 - Forest owners want the one-for-two subsidy gone – and are angry that the Government is likely to give heavy emitters extra free credits to cushion the blow.

Planting rate drops by a million seedlings

15 Feb 16 - Latest Government figures show that planting rates of exotic forests last year were even lower than they were in 2014, when nurseries destroyed hundreds of thousands of seedlings because foresters...

Forest owners eye manuka as crop of future

15 Feb 16 - Forest owners battered by low carbon prices and volatile log prices are thinking manuka as a potentially lucrative environmental crop.

Foresters will do deal on carbon price cap

9 Feb 16 - Foresters want the $25 carbon-price cap gone – but they’d live with it if there were a price floor, says a Government-commissioned report.

Stand by ... it's another rough ride for forests

25 Jan 16 - The past year has been a momentous time for the world’s forests, with both good and bad news. Fasten your seat belts, because 2016 promises to be another roller-coaster ride.

We're beginning to see the wood despite the trees

15 Dec 15 - What’s in the Paris Agreement for forestry? Forest Owners’ Association chief executive DAVID RHODES reports from Paris.

Pacific forester grabs Paris incentive

Dr Sean Weaver

15 Dec 15 - The Paris Agreement on climate change is an incentive for businesses to work with landowners across New Zealand and the Pacific to protect indigenous forests, says a social enterprise specialising in...


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