2019 Levy Referendum Voting now open

Voting is open until 20 April for owners of forests to renew the Forest Owners Levy Order under the Commodity Levies Act 1990. More details on levyvote2019.nz. Approval is needed from a majority of forest ownership voting in this referendum, by both forest owner number and planted area.

Meeting dates

Meeting dates for the board for 2019 are 27 March, 23 May (and member AGM), 4 September, 5 December

2019 Work Programme

The 2019 Work Programme  (691.5 KB .pdf) was considered and approved by the FGLT Board  in December 2018. The projects to be funded for 2019 were recommended by the Levy Trust Advisory Council (comprising FOA/FFA Executive representatives) to the FGLT Board. If you have any comments or suggestions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 2018 (budget) $9 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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