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To help meet New Zealand's Kyoto commitments, the government has introduced the Afforestation Grants Scheme to encourage land owners to plant forests. Half of the funding is to be directed through regional councils and Waikato Regional Council is one of the ten regional councils participating in the scheme.
The final application round for this scheme, for planting in 2012, has now been completed. No further applications can be received.
Find out more about this scheme by reading the documents below:
Afforestation Grants Scheme Guidelines
Afforestation Grants Scheme - claim for payment
Over the past three years the Waikato Regional Council has worked with a group of farmers, scientists,the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and industry to come up with some best practices for minimising short term effects of forest conversion. This project was funded by Sustainable Farming Fund (MAF) to define solutions for farmers in a practical sense. Three farm workshops were held as part of the project alongside creation of this guideline document.
You can download this document below or contact us for a printed copy.
Forestry to Farming
Know the rules - Read Waikato Regional Council's rules and regulations for vegetation clearance and soil disturbance
Permitted activity guides - The permitted activity guides provide a summary overview of a number of our rules for farming activities.
Trees on farms
MAF - Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)
General information on forestry and the ETS
Forestry in the ETS - Key dates
Sign up for the Sustainable Forestry Bulletin (e-newsletter)
NZ Farm Forestry Association
NZ Forest Owners Association
Tane's Tree Trust
Farming with native trees
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