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Applications for Civil Defence support 28 MARCH 2022 Applications for Civil Defence Support can be sent to this email: East_Coast_Flooding_March_2022@msd.govt.nz You can only apply for this payment if you have been affected by the flooding in either the Wairoa or Gisborne Districts. When you apply you'll need to tell us your: full name date of [...]
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Update from EWC 28 MARCH 2022 The damage and impact this weather event has had on whānau, communities and infrastructure in our region has been terrible, and we first and foremost extend our thoughts to those impacted. In the past few years forest owners in the Tairāwhiti region have implemented a number of measures to [...]
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Update from EWC 25 MARCH 2022 Like the other residents of Tairāwhiti, those that work in the forestry industry are all being kept on their toes by these extreme weather events, which are impacting the way we all work and live in the region. We acknowledge the impact, and subsequent damage, this has had on [...]
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Forestry industry acknowledges declared state of emergency in Tairāwhiti 23 MARCH 2022 Eastland Wood Council - Te Kaunihera Pororākau o Te Tairāwhiti observes and supports the declared state of local emergency in the Tairāwhiti region, the result of record rainfall (more rainfall is forecasted). Our biggest priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our workforce [...]
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NZ Farm Forestry Association 22 FEBRUARY 2022 The Farm Forestry Association says anthropologist Dame Anne Salmond’s recently publicised views, that planting native forests offer the best solution to the climate crisis, is misinformed and misleading. Association President Graham West says the overwhelming evidence is that instead, using managed exotic forests, as carbon sequestration off-sets,will provide [...]
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Forest Owners Association 21 FEBRUARY 2022 The Forest Owners Association is telling the government that Australia’s support of plantation forestry is in sharp contrast to the increasingly restrictive measures being promised in New Zealand by our government. The Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, is in Tasmania today announcing an $86 (Aust) million package for forestry [...]
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Forest Owners Association FEBRUARY 2022 The Forest Owners Association is telling Federated Farmers that it needs to educate itself about how the Overseas Investment Act works before making any more false claims about non-existent overseas investment in carbon farming. Carbon farming is where trees are not intended to be harvested and the only income is [...]
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Farm Forestry New Zealand FEBRUARY 2022 The Farm Forestry Association says Forestry Minister, Stuart Nash, should incentivise farmers to plant more trees to combat climate change. Association President Graham West asks, “Why isn’t the government working with farmers to plant their own trees, rather than Stuart Nash seeming to have a priority of restricting landowner [...]
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