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


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

These rules are made by the Forestry Authority under section 63ZZM of the Forests Act 1949 on the recommendation of the Minister of Forestry.


1 Title

These rules are the Forests (Code of Ethics for Registered Forestry Advisers) Rules 2022.

2 Commencement

These rules come into force on 17 October 2022.

3 Code of ethics for registered forestry advisers

As a registered forestry adviser, you will:


Comply with all relevant law, rules, and regulations. Respect the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi and any obligations arising from it.


Provide forestry advice according to accepted ecological, environmental, economic, cultural, and wellbeing principles.


Treat everyone fairly, with courtesy and politeness. Respect cultural sensitivities and diversity.


Be open and transparent. Provide information and advice that is plain and intelligible.


Protect people’s health, safety, and/or wellbeing.


Provide a high standard of service. Maintain confidentiality, exercise diligence, objectivity, and care.


Recognise, disclose, and actively manage conflicts of interest with the client.


Promote trust in the profession. Demonstrate and encourage ethical behaviour and high professional standards.


Keep informed of changes affecting the profession and broader developments, and keep knowledge, skills, and techniques up to date.


Act only within your areas of expertise and competency.

Dated at Wellington this 15th day of September 2022.

Jason Wilson
Deputy Director-General
Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These rules were made by the Forestry Authority on 15 September 2022 and are published in accordance with the Legislation Act 2019.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2019.

Date of notification in Gazette: 22 September 2022.

These rules are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.