FOREST TALK

Competenz has completed the introduction of its new forestry learning resources and says the industry is already benefitting from the updates.

Following a major review of the programmes offered by Competenz to ensure they meet the needs of forestry workers and their employers...

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SHAW’S IRON TESTS

Longwood Logging is not your typical woodlot harvesting outfit. You only have to look at the calibre of equipment they run to see that.

No tired, cast-off machines here. Everything is purchased brand new or near-new, with a total investment well into the millions...

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NZ TIMBER

A few weeks ago a very important and highly successful wood business closed its doors for the last time. Yet very few New Zealanders were aware of its passing. Or that it even existed at all.

It wasn’t the Lubercube mill, but Solid Wood Innovation, or SWI, as it was mostly known...

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WOOD ENERGY

The move to use more clean burning wood in modern biomass heating systems in the South Island continues to gain momentum, with Burwood Hospital in Christchurch being the latest to be prescribed the environmental energy treatment...

 

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Thumbs up for Queenstown conference

TOP SPOT

The recently concluded Olympic Games in Rio has been all about commitment, training, technique, the support behind the people taking part and team work. Sound familiar? It should do...While we recognise our top performers in the second period of 2016, we need to remember there are lot a lot of...

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FICA

Knowing how much loggers love steep slopes, FICA is returning to Queenstown where the slopes are steeper than almost anywhere else in the country!

Ironically there are a lot of unwanted pines on many of the surrounding mountainous landscapes, but we won’t be tackling them when we take our 2016...

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NEW IRON

Tigercat plus Bobcat for KT – KT Harvesting does thinning for a chunk of the year and clear fell for the remainder. With the development of the ‘Turnaround’ seat in the 610C this was a must have for the operator as he can now drive into the forest grapple first, facing forward, then drive out, facing forward...

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