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Foresters query claims over dairy land sales

4 Nov 19 - Forest owners are challenging claims that vast areas of productive farmland are being turned into carbon forests by foreign investors.

Logging study reveals huge hidden emissions

13 Sep 19 - The wood industry is a massive source of uncounted carbon emissions, according to a pioneering study.

Govt expects $7b windfall from new forestry rules

11 Sep 19 - The move to new forestry carbon accounting rules will earn the Government $7 billion over the next 30 years.

It's time to file post-89 forestry returns

28 Jun 19 - Carbon forestry returns for post-1989 are due this weekend – and officials are urging people to get them right.

App tracks deforestation - as it happens

14 Jun 19 - A new website allows companies to track deforestation in their supply chains as it happens, with campaigners urging more effort to stop it.

‘Forest restoration’ puts climate targets at risk

11 Apr 19 - Implementing current pledges of forest restoration under the Bonn Challenge will mean the 1.5deg climate goal is still missed, a new analysis says.

New forestry rules will adopt 'averaging' system

28 Mar 19 - New Zealand will adopt an “averaging” system of carbon accounting for forests, meaning owners will no longer have to measure and report on the amount of carbon being stored or face a carbon liability when trees are harvested.


Second iwi wants inclusion of older forests

1 Feb 19 - Another major iwi is pushing for tradable carbon credits for a much wider range of forests – and says dairy farmers should be liable for emissions from their businesses.

Government releases new forestry rules

20 Dec 18 - The Government has released further details of changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme’s forestry rules.

Forestry boom turns Ireland into an ecological dead zone

12 Oct 18 - Sponsored conifer plantations now cover hundreds of hectares of what once was rich farmland in Ireland, smothering the landscape and driving out endangered wildlife.

New forestry rules will boost planting, says Govt

11 Sep 18 - Changing forrestry accounting rules under the Emissions Trading Scheme is expected to lead to the planting of 102 million trees in new forests by 2030.

Farmers want clear carbon price guides

15 Aug 18 - Farmers want to know what range carbon prices will be over five-year periods, the Farm Forestry Association says.

Bulk of PNG export timber illegally logged

31 Jul 18 - Millions of tonnes of illegally logged Papua New Guinea timber are being exported to China and from there to the world as finished wood products, a new report has revealed.

Taxpayers could be left holding carbon bill

26 Jul 18 - Owners of post-1989 forests due for harvest might be tempted to arbitrage carbon credits, leaving taxpayers with the bill and driving liquidity out of the carbon market.

At last, we get to see proposed ETS forestry rules

11 Jun 18 - The Government has finally released some of its proposed changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme’s forestry rules – but the sector won’t see the rest until the end of the year.

Northland iwi kicks off Billion Trees planting

31 May 18 - The first deal has been done under the Government’s Billion Trees programme.

Government pumps $15m into new forest service

11 May 18 - The Government will set aside an extra $15 million in next week’s Budget to boost the capacity of the new forestry fervice.

The wood world's talking about the Jones boy

22 Mar 18 - The wood industry is in love with its new forestry minister.

Foresters like the look of Billion Trees scheme

26 Feb 18 - Forest owners say they are starting to think the Government is serious about forestry.


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