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Interwoven Land Use: Values and Principles

By Dr David Hall23rd of March 2021

The ETS is proving effective in helping New Zealand reduce its net carbon emissions in the short term, but is stimulating high-risk land-use with a narrow focus. David Hall argues...
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The Conservation Estate

By Alan McDonald22nd of March 2021

We all need to work together to protect and enhance our ngāhere, ensuring Papatūānuku thrives. There is an unprecedented interest to protect and restore our whenua, this reflects a turning...
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Healing our Markets with Better Facts

By Nathalie Whitaker22nd of March 2021

Can capitalism cool the planet? Nathalie Whitaker asks why native trees are so undervalued, and finds 12 ways to approach the quandary of putting a true financial value on native...
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Conservation on Private Land is More Common than You Think

By Dan Coup22nd of March 2021

The QEII National Trust is a long-standing, well-respected contributor to habitat conservation in Aotearoa New Zealand. The organisation is busier than ever helping landowners protect valuable habitats through covenanting. This...
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Haere taka mua, taka muri. Kaua e whai

By Sheridan Ashford22nd of March 2021

How will New Zealand look in 100 years, and what will its citizens value most? New Zealand’s future foresters envisage a country ranked #1 in the world for personal well-being,...
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Big Read: Catalyzing Investment in Native Forests and World-Class Forestry in Aotearoa New Zealand

By Prof. John Foppert22nd of March 2021

New Zealand’s native forests have the potential to be world-class, producing timber sustainably and conferring many other benefits. Such forests require far-sighted and knowledgeable foresters - people who are intrinsically...
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Is There Business Case for Native Forestry?

By Gerard Horgan22nd of March 2021

A conventional business case, as typically used to assist many investment or management decisions, is not the right tool for decisions around the infinitely complex and varied land-use that is...
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Quantifying Multi-purpose Indigenous Forest Management in NZ

By Michael Thornton-Pay19th of March 2021

Woodside Forest, North Canterbury, is one of the few commercial New Zealand forests with a long history of being managed on ‘near to nature’ forest principles for multiple benefits. The...
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Valuing Native Forest on Private Land

By Dr David Bergin19th of March 2021

Our very survival is dependent on the natural world – we all need food, clean water, and shelter. There are many services that natural ecosystems provide that most of us...
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Te Uru Rākau Forest Industry Transformation Plan

By Oliver Hendrickson19th of March 2021

The Government is planning for a low carbon future in which the forestry and wood processing sectors will play a major role. Significant investment is required, not only in new...
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Native Trees and Professional Foresters

By James Treadwell19th of March 2021

Most professional foresters would love to grow more native trees. The reality is that generally their job is about generating a competitive return on investment for forest owners, something that,...
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