PROMOTING WELL MANAGED PLANTATION
FORESTRY IN THE BAY

Hawkes Bay Forestry Group Sponsorship

Hawkes Bay is growing 165,000 hectares of highly productive plantation forests of which 127,180 hectares are managed by members of the Hawkes Bay Forestry Group.

This renewable natural resource supports the largest processing plant in the Bay and a significant part of the business of the Port of Napier.

OUR OBJECTIVES

Our purpose is to enhance the role of commercial forestry and processing in the Hawke’s Bay.

This is achieved through strategies, projects and by providing a forum for forest managers to meet and discuss issues of common interest and establish a collective response to manage concerns within and outside our sector.

We are concerned to acknowledge and manage our challenges and to improve practice.

OUR VALUES

• Responsive to change
• Community Mindedness
• Cooperation & Directness
• Ethics & Integrity
• Openness & Debate

NATURAL, FAST GROWING & RENEWABLE

...a vital cog in our economy

OUR
PRIORITIES

The Group recognises the need for effective communication to help understand the contribution forestry is making to our economic, social and environmental well-being and to encourage local people to become part of this exciting story.

Communication

To promote forestry’s contribution to social, economic and environmental health. We seek dialogue, understanding and collaboration with councils and communities.

Environment

To seek improvement in forestry’s environmental performance. We recognise shortcomings and bring knowledge, context and balance to policy change.

Employment

To encourage more people to want to work in forestry. We erase entrenched bias against forestry work and promote its ample and diverse opportunities.