This is a brief note to advise carbon farmers and practitioners of possible errors in the "Tupu-ake" online system for Forestry ETS participants.
Last month we applied on behalf of a client to transfer his forest to averaging accounting because the Tupu-ake record showed it qualified "Yes". However the application was declined. We were informed by the MPI officer that the Tupu-ake record was wrong, and that he had corrected it while processing our application. Our client is now unnecessarily out-of-pocket.
We have asked TUR-NZFS to address this issue in its next Forestry ETS Alert, and to let us know when errors of this nature have been corrected in the Tupu-ake database. We will advise when we hear confirmation they have been. In the meantime, proceed with caution!
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