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President's Column 20 May 2019

I must admit to being quite surprised to be listening again to all the old anti-forestry arguments from the 1970s and 80s about rural depopulation, taking good land out of production, iconic landscapes being destroyed and the like. If I lived in a rural area and one of the neighbours left and was not replaced in the community, I might be personally affected and concerned. But it would be reasonable to assume that neighbour has made a rational decision to sell up and move on (or maybe stay in the area?). And the current rural environment is surely different to that of the 1970s – roads and cars are better and communications are vastly improved, with access to the internet via broadband. More urban people are also choosing the rural lifestyle. I have even heard it said that there are farmers in the Waikato who are upset that their neighbouring forest of pines has been replaced by a dairy farm, because of the loss of environmental values that those forests provided. 

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Institute News 20 May 2019

The latest news from the NZIF includes:

  • NZIF Forest Policy Working Party
  • Forestry Career Portal
  • EVENT: Canterbury NZIF meeting
  • Royal Society New Zealand
  • Australia & New Zealand FSC Newsletter
  • EVENT: Asia-Pacific forests: the bigger picture
  • Agri-gate newsletter - May 2019 - MPI's investment programmes – Boosting Forest Productivity
  • Event: 30th Anniversary of Pro Silva 2019
  • Changed Address?

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In the News 20 May 2019

Forestry News from around the world and New Zealand, including:

  • Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill (Introduced to Parliament First Reading 8th May 2019)
  • Report Released: Summary for policymakers of the global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
  • New Book: The Meaning of New Zealand’s Trees
  • Forestry receives $58m boost in pre-Budget announcement
  • Latest Emissions Trading Scheme reforms target transparency and compliance
  • Wairarapa community worried pine plantations replacing farmland
  • Climate change research funding on offer
  • Amount of carbon stored in forests reduced as climate warms
  • First confirmed myrtle rust case on West Coast
  • Community forest management reduces both deforestation and poverty – New research
  • Tribal Forestry Programs Are Models Of Sustainability Management
  • Canada’s forests haven’t absorbed more carbon than they’ve released since 2001

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