Notification of 2017 Levy Rate

The Forest Growers Levy Trust (FGLT) have approved a levy of 27 cents per cubic metre for the 2017 calendar year. This levy is imposed on all harvested wood material from plantation forests in New Zealand under the authority granted by the Commodity Levies (Harvested Wood Material) Order 2013.


The 2017  FGLT Board meetings are 9 March 2017 (Auckland), 11 May, 17 August, 9 November, 7 December. The members AGM will be held on 11 May 2017 - further information on the AGM will be available in due course.

2017 Work Programme

The 2017 Work Programme, (download.pdf 805 KB)  was formally adopted by the FGLT Board on 1 December following extensive consultation with stakeholders through the FOA Executive Council and FOA//FFA Committee process. Note that applications for funding throughout the year are accepted via the process outlined here.

What the levy is used for

The levy is used to fund activities defined in the Plantation Forestry Work Plan 2013-2019. Full details of the funding allocation, details of who benefits and an illustration of the proportion of 2017 (budget) $8.6 million work programme expenditure by broad category of activity is is available here.

Scope of work for forest owners grows

14 December 2015

Funds raised by forest growers for research and other industry activities are expected to total $7,620,000 in 2015, about $1 million more than budgeted. At the same time, administrative expenditure has been kept under tight control. 

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Steve Wilton re-elected to Forest Levy board

28 October 2015

Steve Wilton has been re-elected to the Forest Growers Levy Trust board as a representative of growers of small plantation forests.

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Forest grower poll open

5 October 2015

Voting is now open for the person who will represent owners of smaller forests on the Forest Growers Levy Trust Board.

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Members sought for forest levy board

7 September 2015

Nominations are open for members of the Forest Growers Levy Trust board. There are vacancies for two members representing owners of large forests and one representing owners of smaller forests.

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