While the finer details of the proposed National Environmental Standard (NES) for Plantation Forestry will be ironed out with the stakeholders, I support the overall proposal because of the efficiency it offers New Zealand councils and forestry companies.
I recently attended a talk by Giles Day, of Training Management Solutions, who helps businesses become more efficient. He gave the group an exercise:
The first pigs took the longest time to draw, and they were all wildly different. The second pigs still took a fair bit of time, and different interpretations of the instructions resulted in considerable variation. The third pigs were quick to do, and all looked the same.
Thinking about those pigs and the NES on Plantation Forestry: