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Code of ethics for registered forestry advisers

Update – 22 September 2022

This consultation closed on 11 July 2022. The code of ethics for registered forestry advisers was made on 15 September 2022 and comes into effect on 17 October 2022. Registered forestry advisers must adhere to the code of ethics.

Forests (Code of Ethics for Registered Forestry Advisers) Rules 2022 – NZ Legislation

A code of ethics for registered forestry advisers – Summary of submissions [PDF, 681 KB]

Consultation background

In 2020, the Forests (Regulation of Log Traders and Forestry Advisers) Amendment Act was passed by Parliament. This Act establishes a Forestry Authority and a registration system for log traders and forestry advisers.

We sought feedback on the draft code of ethics for registered forestry advisers. The consultation was open from 13 June 2022 to 11 July 2022. The code of ethics was in place by 6 August 2022, when registration for forestry advisers began.

Consultation document

Draft Code of ethics for registered forestry advisers (discussion document that contains the draft code of ethics) [PDF, 3 MB]

Related information

Registration of log traders and forestry advisers

Regulatory Impact Statement: Registration for log traders and Forestry Advisers under the Forests (Regulation of Log Traders and Forestry Advisers) Amendment Act 2020 [PDF, 1.9 MB]

Forests (Regulation of Log Traders and Forestry Advisers) Amendment Bill – NZ Legislation

Forests (Registration of Log Traders and Forestry Advisers) Amendment Act 2020 – NZ Legislation

What was proposed?

The proposed code was to guide forestry advisers on how to conduct themselves and their business. 

The code is to assure people that they can have confidence in the integrity and skills of forestry advisers. 

Submissions are public information

Note that all, part, or a summary of your submission may be published on this website. Most often this happens when we issue a document that reviews the submissions received.

People can also ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the content of submissions available unless we have good reason for withholding it. Those reasons are detailed in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

If you think there are grounds to withhold specific information from publication, make this clear in your submission or contact us. Reasons may include that it discloses commercially sensitive or personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold details can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may direct us to release it.

Official Information Act 1982 – NZ Legislation