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21st September 2020 Newsletter
I would like to start by thanking Kent for stepping in for me in the last newsletter. He raised a number of excellent questions which I would encourage you to give feedback on. This is your institute and we need your input to ensure it is run as you require.
I am finding there is currently a great sense of apathy from members and wonder if this is just because 2020 is such a difficult year, or if there is a real lack of interest in what the institute is doing. It is disheartening to be working hard for members but not being fully convinced it is what members want. So please send us your thoughts and ideas. What do you want from your institute? What do you feel the institute should be doing? Where can we improve? What areas are we entering into where you feel we do not belong? I would love to hear from you either directly or even better via members voice in this newsletter. A good debate within the newsletter by members about what the institute is and what it should be doing would make me extremely happy.
This week is we are running our AGM and will be presenting our awards. I encourage as many of you as possible to attend. Whilst we don’t have a full conference, the AGM is still very important and there are a number of proposed rule changes. It is also a time to honour our members so please make an effort to attend either in person or by Zoom.
We are also running CPD sessions during the day. Attaining CPD hours is an essential part of growing your knowledge and keeping up with new developments. For Registered members it is compulsory and a number of Registered members have lost their registration due to not attaining enough hours of CPD. So again I encourage you to sign up and attend the CPD on offer. A number of members have put a lot of energy, not only organising the session, but also planning to present at the sessions. They are doing this for you so please show them the respect of turning up; you will learn something!
I look forward to seeing many of you at the AGM and CPD sessions. Please feel free to grab me to give me your views on what we can be doing better. I am determined to make the institute relevant for all our members but I need your help to understand what is important to you.
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Edwin has worked in the forestry, property and agricultural sectors since graduating from the Canterbury School of Forestry in 1984. Edwin started his career in Northland for NZ Forest Products, progressing to the Waikato with Pinex Timber Products and Canterbury with Carter Holt Harvey. From 1999 to 2014, he managed the rural sector investments of Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation. This involved land and forest acquisition and sales, negotiation of Forestry Rights, acquisition of Proseed New Zealand Limited, North Canterbury water storage and irrigation scheme development, farm conversion, resource consenting, development of a rural sector investment strategy to convert 16,100 hectares of Eyrewell and Balmoral forests (on the Canterbury Plains) to irrigated Dairy and Beef farms (leading to the formation of Ngāi Tahu Farming in 2014) and thereafter, the acquisition of Timberlands West Coast Limited and management of Ngāi Tahu Forestry until 2018.
Edwin currently works as an independent NZIF Registered Forester specialising in the commercial relationships between landowners and forest growers.
Council responsibilities are: Registration, NZIF Handbook
From the Registrar
APPLICATION FOR REGISTERED MEMBER STATUS
The following Member has applied to become a Registered Member:
- Lawrence Rehutai of Masterton
Any member of the NZIF has the right to object to an application. Any objection should be lodged with the Registrar email@example.com within 20 working days of the first appearance (21 September 2020) of the notice in this newsletter, specifying the grounds for the objection.
REGISTRATION REVIEWS 2020
The following members are due for 5-year review of their status as a Registered Member during 2020 and have not yet applied;
- Peter Brown
- Brian Rawley
Alan Bell, Registrar
NZIF Registration Board
+64 27 444 7779
Latest NZ Journal of Forestry is On-line
Find the latest NZ Journal of Forestry here
NZIF Annual CPD workshops in conjunction with AGM
We will be running 3 x CPD workshops on Saturday 26th September along with our AGM at the Miramar Golf Links conference rooms, Wellington. Starting at 10am.
CPD Sessions are:
- Forests(Regulation of Log Traders and Forest Advisors) Amendment Act: Kay Shapland and Vikki Carter of MPI will take us through the implications of the Act on the NZIF and Forest Sector going forward. They expect many questions will be asked by the members. They will outline the timelines they will be working to in order to develop the procedures and getting the Act to be functional
- Update on the ETS: Steven Cox and Simon Petrie of MPI will update us on the implications of the recent legislative changes to the ETS and what they mean. They will also cover off some of the broader work MPI are doing to implement the changes including consulting with the NZIF on what professional training we would like to have available.
- Revised Code of Ethics: Andrew McEwen and Peter Casey will outline the reasons for the revision of the Code of Ethics along with the implications of the changes. There will be a motion at the AGM following the CPD sessions to accept the changes to the Code of Ethics.
Tickets are available from our website and are limited due to Covid. We will have the option to Zoom the CPD and AGM and tickets for this can also be purchased from the website.
$100 Attendance tickets will include;
- Tea and coffee on arrival
- Multiple speakers with the option to ask questions at the 3 CPD workshops and AGM
- Afternoon tea
A cash bar will be open after the conclusion of speakers.
Register and purchase attendance tickets here
$80 Zoom tickets will include;
- Zoom into all 3 CPD workshops and AGM
- Option to ask questions
Register and purchase Zoom tickets here
Register and purchase Student membership zoom tickets here
Meet the Politician Night - Postponed
Unfortunately we have had to postpone this Politician event (6th October 2020) due to Political pressure and their time frames. Covid Levels have also played its part in the uncertainty of this event. Watch this space for postponement date.
The FGR Conference and Workshops
14th - 16th October 2019, Wellington
The annual conference, held at Te Papa in Wellington this year, was attended by 140 people and as usual was informative and enjoyable.
The conference included a comprehensive summary of the achievements and outputs of the Growing Confidence in Forestry’s Future (GCFF) programme. The GCFF winds up this year, after six years of highly productive industry-guided research. The presentations confirmed just how many major advances have been made by research teams over the past six years. Read more
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PROPERTY FOR SALE
Waerenga Forest, Waikato
MEDIUM-SCALE, FIRST ROTATION FOREST
Waerenga Forest is a medium-scale, first rotation forest located near the Maramarua Forest in the North Waikato. With a Net Stocked Area of approximately 353.1 hectares of Pinus radiata established between 1996 and 2001, a detailed Harvest Plan and current inventory, Waerenga Forest provides an excellent and straight-forward opportunity for purchasers to secure forthcoming harvest volume.
Freehold land 401.6ha, Net Stocked Area approx. 353.1ha
Inventory, Mapping and Harvest Plan available in dataroom
Post '89 land with in-forest metal resource
Established 4WD track network
Pinus radiata established 1996 - 2001
130,000+ Carbon Credits available
Simple single-stage sale process
Friday 25 September 2020 at 4pm (unless sold prior)
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: Wyatt Johnston, email@example.com, +64 27 8151 303