New Zealand Forestry Minister Shane Jones announced the formation of a new ministerial advisory group to provide independent advice about the forestry sector and how government and industry can work together to deliver outcomes for New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz The Forestry Ministerial Advisory Group is made up of 10 forestry experts who will provide industry perspectives and advice to help meet New Zealand’s forestry goals, including the One Billion Tree Program. “The group has been selected for their expertise in a wide range of disciplines that I believe are necessary to deliver New Zealand’s forestry goals,” Shane Jones said. “They will provide direct industry perspectives on a range of topics, including research, commercial and conservation forestry, local government, farm-forestry, wood processing, education and research. “The group will provide insights on the performance of the overall forestry system, along with advice on future trends, risks and issues. “I have initially tasked the Forestry Ministerial Advisory Group to focus on supporting Te Uru R