Forests are a natural heritage, a vital part of our eco-system, important for land stabilisation, carbon sequester, and a valuable commercial resource.

Social Credit will:


• Conserve forests both as a natural heritage and a commercial resource


• Stop any further sales of forests to overseas interests

• Put in place a requirement for immediate replanting nearby where native timber is logged


• Develop co-operative forestry ventures, through long term, low interest loans

• Promote crop diversification, new products and new wood-based derivatives, leading to the cessation of wood imports

• Promote the use of timber and wood wastes for energy production

• Scrap the Emissions Trading Scheme


• Make the sale of cutting rights subject to end-processing in New Zealand for home use and export


• Manage forests for multi-use: timber production, farm forests, recreation and hunting, and cash crops


• Upgrade and improve New Zealand's transport systems for more efficient transportation of logs and timber products

Authorised by Anne Leitch, Secretary, 42 Reyburn House Lane, Whangarei

Copyright Social Credit Party 2019