Joint NZIF/APPITA Annual Dinner Meeting

Wed, Oct. 25, 2017

Event Location

School of Forestry Toi Ohomai, Room O3

Mokoia Drive, Tihiotonga, , Rotorua, 3201, New Zealand

DATE: Wednesday 25th October 2017

VENUE: Copthorne Hotel, Fenton Street, Rotorua

6:00pm Registration and Cash Bar – House Bar
6:30 Buffet Dinner - Hotel Restaurant
7:30 “The Changing Face of Forestry Science in NZ” Alison Stewart, GM Forest Science, Scion
8:00 “Rethinking Radiata; Future Proofing NZ’s Kraft Pulp & Paper Industry” Paul Watson, Technical Services Manager, Oji Fibre Solutions Highlighting past successes, this presentation will compare OjiFS’s current situation vs global competitors regarding Radiata pine fibre quality, cost and end use value delivery. Wood and fibre quality attribute targets for future Radiata pine breeding will be discussed in consideration of OjiFS new short rotation Radiata pine plantation program which was recently established to determine in part, the viability of a world scale kraft pulp biorefinery project in New Zealand.
8:30 “What’s Needed to Increase Forest Planting” Graham West, Graham West Land Use Solutions, and Bryce Heard, Chair- CNI Forest & Wood Group, Board Member Bay of Connections - BOP Regional Council

COST: Members: $45 Non-members: $55
(The following payment options are available: cash; cheques paid to “Appita NZ Section”; credit cards (Visa, Mastercard & Amex. NB: Amex payments incur a 3% surcharge); direct credit to Appita
NZ Section Acct, ANZ, Fenton St, Rotorua 060413 0178800 00; pre-arranged invoice)

Kim McGrouther, Scion -
Jonathan Dash, Scion -
Please register by Friday 20th October by contacting
Karen Clark, Appita
Phone: 07 350 2252 Mobile : 027 231 6541
(People who register for technical meetings, but fail to attend on the night may be charged. Please
advise Karen Clark before the day of the meeting if you can no longer attend.)