Submission on Consultation on Biosecurity 2025

NZIF is disappointed the review of New Zealand's biosecurity strategy was not seen as an opportunity to review progress against the vision and goals of the August 2003 strategy which the 2025 document is intended to replace.

3:56 PM, 13 September 2016

The Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry and Leadership Award

Two new forestry awards for New Zealand and Australia were announced at the New Zealand Institute of Forestry Conference in Dunedin.

The Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry recognizes the achievements of an outstanding young forestry professional with a passion for sustainable forest management and a commitment to their national forestry institute. Two Sustainable Forestry awards will be presented annually, to one recipient from Australia and one from New Zealand.

The Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award is an exchange programme for forestry students with clear leadership skills, providing an opportunity to work abroad and hence develop a wider view of sustainable forestry.

12:02 AM, 31 August 2016

New Zealand Journal of Forestry Volume 61 Number 2, August 2016

The use of pesticides is widespread in the early years of radiate pines, that of fertilisers less so. In order to maintain environmental certification, New Zealand must demonstrate that the active ingredients do not cause damage. The issue leads with two papers reviewing the use of chemicals in NZ forestry. Additionally, there is the 10th edition of the survey of discount rates used for forest valuation, a paper describing a log-storage optimisation model and two papers on the permanent plot networks of New Zealand's LUCAS and Victoria"s Forest Monitoring Program.

1:38 PM, 10 May 2016

Media Release - NZIF Conference Awards

Forester’s Award their Achievers

The New Zealand Institute of Forestry’s President James Treadwell announces two awards.

Forester of the Year is one of the highest accolades in the industry, recognizing contribution, leadership, excellence and integrity.

This year Forester of the year was awarded to Sally Strang Environmental Manager, Hancock Forest Management (NZ) Ltd for her tireless work in finding ways to reverse erosion in high priority areas.

In announcing the award President Treadwell stated “the awardee is an engineer, farmer, protector of the environment and our sector, and has spent almost a decade debating the merits of one environmental standard. Sally is very deserving of this recognition.”

The Thomas Kirk award is the most historically valuable award in all New Zealand science. The Thomas Kirk award is awarded for eminence and recognizes outstanding contributions in the forest industry. The awardee has temporary possession of a 139 year-old drinking horn plus a medal which they retain.

Awarded every second year, this year the recipient was John Groome.

8:50 AM, 2 September 2016

Submission on the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Bill

Many of NZIF’s members have a direct involvement in the management of forest and rural lands of which fire management activities relating to fire restriction, prevention, protection and control is very much an integral part of this role. Uncontrolled landscape wildfires are a known risk to our members and stakeholders and as a consequence the losses from wildfires do impact on the financial returns from forestry investment. Some NZIF members also have an interest in the management of fire in the hill and high country public lands covering a third of New Zealand under the management of Department of Conservation.

11:07 AM, 22 August 2016

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1:56 PM, 24 July 2015