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Associate Minister for Primary Industries, Jo Goodhew has today announced a new commodity levy on all harvested wood material, including logs, from New Zealand plantation forests.

“The Government has agreed to make this new levy order following a successful referendum of forest growers in March 2013,” says Mrs Goodhew.

  • Jo Goodhew
  • Primary Industries

Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew welcomes international participants to the 25th session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) in Rotorua today.

“APFC meets every two years. New Zealand is chairing this session and will retain this role until the next meeting in 2015,” says Mrs Goodhew.

“It has been 50 years since the last session was last held in New Zealand, and the Government is privileged to host this event once again.

  • Jo Goodhew
  • Primary Industries

E aku rangatira, tēnā koutou katoa. Ka nui te honore ki te mihi ki a koutou.

Rotorua Mayor Hon Steve Chadwick, FAO Assistant Director-General Mr Konuma, FAO Director of the Forest Economics Policy and Products Ms Eva Muller, Scion CEO Warren Parker and chair Mr. Su Chunyu.

Distinguished delegates and guests, industry and iwi leaders, local dignitaries, ladies and gentlemen.

  • Jo Goodhew
  • Primary Industries

E aku rangatira, tēnā koutou katoa. Ka nui te honore ki te mihi ki a koutou.

Good afternoon everyone and thanks for the warm welcome.

It is great to be back here in Rotorua, my second visit in as many months.

I attended the WoodEXPO 2013 meeting in September - and recognise some familiar faces from that informative day!

Putting together conferences takes time and energy and I want to start off by acknowledging three key individuals who made today’s forum possible.

  • Jo Goodhew
  • Primary Industries

E aku rangatira, tēnā koutou katoa.  Ka nui te honore ki te mihi ki a koutou.

Good morning everyone and thank you for inviting me to open this important and timely meeting. Thank you to Francis (CEO of Grow Rotorua) for the warm welcome.

I bring you apologies from Hon Steven Joyce who was unable to be with you on this occasion, and asked me to speak on his behalf.

  • Jo Goodhew
  • Primary Industries

E aku rangatira, tēnā koutou katoa.  Ka nui te honore ki te mihi ki a koutou.

  • Jo Goodhew
  • Primary Industries

Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the announcement of a government and industry research study that could rejuvenate New Zealand’s forestry industry.

The 14-month project will study the feasibility of making biofuel from the waste product of forestry harvesting and processing. Material including sawdust, bark and harvest residue currently has little or no value, but could be a valuable new revenue stream if it can be commercially converted into biofuels.

  • Jo Goodhew
  • Primary Industries

Good morning everyone and thanks to NZPork for inviting me to address you today.  I’d like to start by acknowledging Chairman Ian Carter, and other local and overseas industry representatives present here today.

  • Jo Goodhew
  • Primary Industries

E aku rangatira, tēnā koutou katoa.  Ka nui te honore ki te mihi ki a koutou.

Good morning everyone and thank you for inviting me to speak to you today.

I would like to begin by acknowledging NZIF President Dr Andrew McEwan, the NZIF Council, and conference organiser John Schrider. I’d also like to acknowledge the students here today from the University of Canterbury’s School of Forestry and the Wairiki Institute of Technology, as well as my fellow speakers.

  • Jo Goodhew
  • Primary Industries

E aku rangatira, tēnā koutou katoa.  Ka nui te honore ki te mihi ki a koutou.

I am very pleased to be here with you all this morning.

Before I begin I would like to thank Barry Foster and the Executive Council of the National Beekeepers Association for the opportunity to speak at this year’s conference. I would also like to take the time to thank the hosts and organisers, the Canterbury branch of the NBA, and Conference Secretary Linda Bray.

  • Jo Goodhew
  • Primary Industries

Thank you Grant (Grant Dodson – CEO City Forests Limited) for the kind welcome and for the invitation to speak to you this evening.

Tonight’s graduation ceremony is a joint initiative between the Southern Wood Council and Competenz and I would like to acknowledge the Competenz National Business Manager for Forestry, Marc Borland, and the industry representatives present.
I would like to begin by offering my congratulations to all the trainees for all their hard work and commitment.

  • Jo Goodhew
  • Primary Industries

E aku rangatira, tēnā koutou katoa. Ka nui te honore ki te mihi ki a koutou.

Thank you Liz and Noeline for your kind welcome and for inviting me to open the Rural Women New Zealand 2013 Conference this evening.

It is my pleasure to be here today to celebrate your achievements as enterprising women, and as entrepreneurs and business owners.

  • Jo Goodhew
  • Women’s Affairs
  • Health
  • Primary Industries

Good afternoon everyone and thank you for inviting me here today. I’d like to start by acknowledging Chris Allen, President of the local branch, and also the sector representatives. I’d also like to acknowledge Angus McKay and the other councillors here today, as well as Jeanette Maxwell, Willy Leferink, Ian McKenzie and the zone committee.

  • Jo Goodhew
  • Primary Industries

E aku rangatira, tēnā koutou katoa.  Ka nui te honore ki te mihi ki a koutou.

  • Jo Goodhew
  • Primary Industries

Associate Minister for Primary Industries Jo Goodhew has announced that the Dairy Women’s Network has been approved for a Sustainable Farming Fund grant of $180,000 over three years.

“The Government is investing in the development of female leaders in dairying to ensure the sector is well-placed to face future challenges,” said Mrs Goodhew.

“The Dairy Women’s Network has a track record of linking up and empowering women in dairying.

  • Jo Goodhew
  • Primary Industries

Associate Minister for Primary Industries Jo Goodhew has announced that two projects focusing on eucalypts have been approved for Sustainable Farming Fund grants.

“The Government is investing in the development of eucalypts as a foresting option,” said Mrs Goodhew.

“Eucalypts offer a useful planting option. They are an alternative landuse for dryland areas and produce a naturally durable timber product.”

  • Jo Goodhew
  • Primary Industries