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The Levy Trust is a funding body acting in the interests of forest growers. It is not a body that speaks on behalf of forest growers on issues of the day or industry positions. This role is performed by the FOA, FFA and the Wood Council of NZ. Media releases will generally be confined to informing levy payers or potential levy payers of important developments relating to the levy.

Nixon and Chadwick at launch

NZIER Report on forestry - strong economic and environment contributions

Published Forestry Bulletin 31 March 2017

The NZIER Report into plantation forest statistics puts our forest sector ahead of beef or sheepmeat export values, but suggests the biggest value of our industry to New Zealand lies in its ecological benefits.

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Port Hill fire March 2017

Fighting fires with science?

Published Forestry Bulletin 31 March 2017

If we are to have more frequent and extreme rural fires, then Scion is meeting the challenge to provide the advanced science, technology and management to fight them.

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Port Hill fire March 2017

Forest safety Learning : away from the blame

Published Forestry Bulletin 31 March 2017

Industry’s aim to bring all the guys ‘n girls home safely is one step closer.

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EVB

Eucalypt beetles test GIA

Published Forestry Bulletin 20 October 2016 - Opinion - David Rhodes, Chief Executive, FOA

It's probably best to describe the first two forest industry experiences, of operating under the Government Industry Agreement GIA) on biosecurity, as a learning curve.

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operator controllling the JOhn Deere

Teleharvester on way to getting boots off the slope

Published Forestry Bulletin 20 October 2016

Progress was on display in Nelson recently for what may so far be the world's only true remote controlled tree feller buncher.

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Russell Dale

Northland Forestry Awards 2016

7 August  2016

Letter of thanks

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Russell Dale

Update by AProf Rien Visser and Prof Bruce Manley

27 June 2016

In 2014 the Forest Levy Trust allocated $100k per annum for an initial 5 years to support forest engineering at the School of Forestry (SOF), University of Canterbury.

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FISC Safety Charter

Safety - Opportunity Knocks

Published Forestry Bulletin –June 2016

The Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) came into force on 4 April, bringing a new regime - and opportunities - for forest owners.bout helping record the rich life of our forests as you work?

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Russell Dale

Streamlining the Shop - Research

Published Forestry Bulletin –June 2016

The management of forest research will be streamlined by a proposal to move most projects under a single umbrella.

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NZ Wood - love our forests

Sharing the Love - NZ Wood

Published Forestry Bulletin – February 2016

December saw the start of the first phase of a campaign to engage the hearts and minds of New Zealanders about our forests.

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Bernie is at it again

Bernie is at it again

Published Forestry Bulletin – February 2016

Bernie, the cartoon frontman for the New Zealand Rural Fire Authority's rural fire prevention campaign, has been out and about since mid-January reminding people to 'Check it's alright BEFORE you light'.

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Native falcon (karearea) chicks - making a home in plantation forests

Help identify our treasures

Published Forestry Bulletin – February 2016

Looking for a new project? How about helping record the rich life of our forests as you work?

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rural fire

FOA aims for ‘option good’

Published Forestry Bulletin – 30 September 2015

The Forest Owners Association wants to see a new-look rural fire service that is co-ordinated nationally, but with local stakeholders involved in the governance of rural fire districts.

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Fiona Ewing, National Safety Director, FISC

Positive handover to FISC

Published Forestry Bulletin – 30 September 2015

Since the Forest Owners and Farm Forestry Associations took the forest safety bull by the horns back in 2013, a huge amount has been achieved.

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Early warning revamp

Published Forestry Bulletin – 5 May 2015

During 2015, forest growers will invest nearly $1 million in levy funds on what is commonly called Forest Health Surveillance(FHS).

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What is your levy being used for?

Published Forestry Bulletin – 5 May 2015

More than half the money collected from the forest levy in 2015 is being invested in research, science and technology.

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Regional Updates

Published Forestry Bulletin – 5 May 2015

Meetings have been held in Balclutha and Blenheim to update levy payers on the activities of the Forest Growers Levy Trust.

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Firing up Fitzroy

Published Forestry Bulletin – 8 December 2014

Forest owners can hold the power of NIWA's weather supercomputer 'Fitzroy' in thier hands in order to help prevent and contorl rural fires.

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Working to change red to green

Published Forestry Bulletin – 8 December 2014

Having identified the bug that causes red needle cast (RNC), Scion researchers are now hopeful they will one day be able to recommend control measures to forest growers.

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Safetree puts workers safety first

Published Forestry Bulletin – 8 December 2014

Safetree, a new industry-led safety initiative co-funded by the Forest Owners Assocaition (FOA) and ACC is due to launch in early 2015.

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