Nominations

Forest entities with less than 1,000 ha net stocked area

 

Forest entities with less than 1,000 ha net stocked area

Ernest Morton

An experienced trust board member with Forestry experience spanning 40yrs+ including company director, silviculture, Cable and groundbase harvesting, woodlot purchasing, forestry management, and export via Whangarei Port to Japan

• Current Ngati Hine Forestry Trust Trustee
­ - Forefront negotiator to secure JV with the Crown within the One Billion Tree program
• Current NHFT Joint Venture Representative with the Crown
• Current Chairman of Taitokerau Maori Forests Inc
­ - Working with landowners providing via education and opportunities, support to transition to owner-management of forestry assets
• Current member of Northland Wood Council
• Current member of Northland H&S Forestry Group
• Current director of Hineora - Maori Rongoa research
• Former Consultant to Te Puna Toopu o Hokianga Trust
­ - Developed and lead initiative to clear $3mil debt within 3yrs

With a varied, comprehensive and extensive Forestry career, I have been able to provide valuable perspectives to all boards I have had the opportunity to serve. My strengths lie in my advanced negotiations skills to ensure best possible outcomes and my ability to cultivate a sense of partnership both within organisations as well as industry wide. I bring with me a strong drive to see NZ Forestry develop and grow with vision, focus and strategic skills that continually produce the best possible business results.

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Steve Wilton

I seek your vote for re-election to the Forest Growers Levy Trust Board.

Until recently I was the major shareholder and Managing Director of Forest Enterprises, a forestry investment and management company based in Masterton.

One of my focuses since leaving Forest Enterprises is to invest time in organisations and initiatives making a difference to the future of the industry, especially the small-scale grower sector (less than 1,000 hectares). The Forest Growers Levy Trust is vital to achieving this. I was a member of the establishment body responsible for implementation of the levy and have served on the Levy Board since its inception in 2013.

Much has been achieved with the funds raised by the levy during the first levy period from 2013 to 2019. Having now successfully gained industry support for a further 6-year levy term, I would like to continue my contribution and see through to fruition many projects underway or planned for the benefit of the small-scale growers, many of whom will be harvesting for the first time in the next 10 years.

An important by-product of the levy process has been the closer collaboration of the two key industry organisations, the Forest Owners Association and the Farm Forestry Association. The refinement of this collaboration is a personal ambition and I believe if re-elected I am well placed to continue my contribution to this work.

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William Irving Peacock.

Born Napier 15th March 1943 (76 years)

Resides Waipukurau.

Educated St Patricks College Silverstream 1957-60, then family farm till 1963

Transferred from NZ Army Territorial Force to Regular Force 1963.

Deployed to Malaya, Malaysian Peninsular and Borneo (twice). Returned to NZ 1966 and returned to Malaysia 1968 and deployed to South Vietnam 1969-70. Discharged 1973 and re-joined T.F.

Returned to family farm and agricultural contracting. Helped established family forest, planting and Silva culture from 1972 and own 18 hectares in 1989.

Was an elected member of NZ Agricultural Contractors Federation National Committee, HB Branch President NZCF for several years.

Retired from NZ Army TF force in 1993 as a Major. President, Secretary and Treasurer of Waipukurau RSA. Elected RNZRSA District President (HB, Wairarapa East Coast) 1998-2003 on National Committee.

Qualified as a Competent Toastmaster.

Family forest (60 Hectares) harvested 1998-2008 and replanted. Own forest harvested 2019. Due to be replanted 2020 (subject to ETS)

Am a member of NZFFA, have been on HB Committee and Branch President 2001-2003.

Forestry has been a big part of my life, planting, pruning, marketing and emission trading.

I feel that as a practical forester I can bring a perspective that could be valuable to the Trust.

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