Thursday, 29 August 2019 14:55

More farmland goes in to trees

A large foreign-financed but New Zealand owned investment company has brought a big station in the Wairarapa for forestry development.

Published in Management
Friday, 02 August 2019 11:55

Timber prices take a tumble

New Zealand's export price of timber fell by as much as 20% over June due to an oversupply in China, and these aren’t expected to lift in the short term.

Published in General News
Friday, 07 June 2019 09:51

A recipe for disaster — Editorial

OPINION: That old saying about not being able to see the wood for the trees could well describe the government’s infatuation with forestry at the expense of farming.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 08:57

Call for no more trees

A new lobby group is calling for an immediate halt to the government’s plans to plant a billon trees, saying it will damage the environment and harm New Zealand’s rural economy.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 09:53

Foresters not so happy

Forestry owners oppose the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s proposal to limit forestry offsets to agriculture.

Published in General News
Friday, 01 March 2019 12:47

Exploring new ways to make a dollar

Farm forestry and tourism are blending well with Graham Smith’s dairy business.

Published in Management
Thursday, 25 October 2018 07:55

More forestry not anti-farming – claim

The forestry community doesn’t have an agenda to go out and shoot all livestock and replace them with pine trees, says David Rhodes, chief executive of the NZ Forest Owners’ Association.

Published in General News
Friday, 21 September 2018 10:55

Beware of all the forests from these trees

OPINION: Beware the snag in the incentivised pushing by central and local government to get hill country into trees.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 20 September 2018 12:55

Farmers urged to plant more trees

If farmers want to offset their emissions under the likely Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), then it is rational to plant forestry and get the carbon credits for that, says Farm Foresters Association president Neil Cullen.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 13:55

Pros and cons for forestry changes

Changes coming through from the Government on overseas investment in forestry have pros and cons, says Christina Lefever, a special council with law firm Duncan Cotterill.

Published in General News
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