FOREST TALK

Sales of pruned logs into China are being undermined by a lack of effective quality control and some suppliers harvesting logs that are too young and/or which have little clearwood, according to PF Olsen. This, along with sapstain in most logs, means export pruned logs are of much lower value to end-users...Read more

SHAW’S IRON TESTS

It’s a lonely job, running around in a bin wood truck picking up left-overs once the harvesting crew has moved on.And it can be a cold and miserable task in winter operating the truck-mounted crane, because the simple loader is usually open to all the elements. In the summer, the dust and grit is just as bad...

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FEATURE

The new Health & Safety at Work Act has come into effect and it already has many businesses concerned about  its impact, including those in forestry. Gordon Anderson of the Napier-based safety consultancy, Hasmate, covers an aspect that may not be fully appreciated; the need to manage...

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BREAKING OUT

The Coromandel Peninsula is the holiday playground of many New Zealanders, and for the crew of Davis/Hauraki 91 there isn’t a better place to be based, with its exotic coastline and sandy beaches just a short drive from their homes, as well as most logging sites.

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Calling all contractors for Forest Industry Safety Council participation

TOP SPOT

It’s been said a number of times in the past, but it is more critical than ever to understand that the decisions made today by our silviculture crews create the value we will recover in the future.

So it makes sense, when it comes to our waste thinning assessment, we not only focus on health...

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FICA

In recent months the Forest Industry Safety Council has lifted its workload and activities in technical action groups. FISC has engaged independent experts to work on key outcomes taking their direction from technical groups made up of people from industry...

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NEW IRON

Flavell Hyundai – Ray Flavell recently took delivery of new Hyundai number 16 for his diverse logging operation in the Gisborne area. This R250LC-9 High Chassis machine is fitted with a purpose-built cabin designed and built by PFS Engineering in Hamilton, who also carried out the other log guarding...

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