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FGLT Board Elections 2019

19 September 2019

Under the rules of the FGLT (Rule 4.4), an election is held in 2019 where one half of the elected board members shall retire.

One board member is elected under Rule 4.3a (less than 1000 hectares) and two board members are elected under rule 4.3b (more than 1,000 hectares).

Voting will be counted on the same basis as the 2017 election, i.e.

  • Greater than 1,000 ha net stocked area category – weighted forest production votes (for the 2018 calendar year)
  • Under 1,000 ha net stocked area category – individual votes

Nomination process

The FGLT has opened nominations for the elections to the FGLT Board which must be received by 5pm Friday 4 October.

  • An eligible person to nominate a Board member can be the forest owner of a Qualifying forest or a person who represents the forest owner of a Qualifying forest, where that owner is not a natural person.
  • For the purposes of the nomination and election process, a Qualifying forest is a forest that has a Stand or Stands of trees of 10 years or more in age (or, for the purposes of this election, planted before 1 October 2009) totalling at least four hectares in area.
  • An eligible person can make more than one nomination.

There are no restrictions as to who can be nominated, other than that they are a natural person. They do not need to be a forest owner or potential levy payer.

Eligible forest owners/entities are able to nominate and second candidates through an online registration process or by email.

Nominators are required to specify the category in which the nominee will stand in, and confirm that they are eligible to nominate the said party under the election rules as detailed in the “Rules for Forest Growers Levy Trust Incorporated”.

Key Dates

Nominations close 4 October 2019.

Voting opens Thursday 10 October and closes 5pm, Friday 25 October.

The FGLT Board have appointed Research New Zealand to run this process accepting nominations via a specified nomination form on this website and running the election. For nominations and voting information go to;

http://forestvoice.org.nz/

Further information on the implementation of the levy can be found at http://www.fglt.org.nz/about-us/archive

 

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