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Latest Issue Highlights

 Forest Talk

The MBIE announcement of ‘Building for Climate

Change’ will mean more timber is used in New Zealand construction says the Forest Owners Association (FOA). FOA President, Phil Taylor, says he’s been waiting three years for the government to announce a wood preference...


Shaws Wire Ropes Iron Test

There’s no substitute for quality and

reliability in the forest. Any contractor will attest to that. So it wouldn’t have surprised anyone to learn that when Jude Brolly was looking to replace his long-serving Cat 330DL and Waratah processing combo, he went like-for-like. Well, almost.


Special Feature: NZ School of

Forestry 50th

This year the NZ School of Forestry at the University of Canterbury celebrates its 50th year of producing leaders, thinkers and above all, hard workers, to grow the forestry sector. Though 1970 marks the official opening of the School, there was plenty of work behind the scenes to get there.



As we went into COVID-19 lockdown, I had lots of time to read my old and new NZ Logger magazines. I find there are not too many stories of Pine planting and I have a feeling Pine planters feel they are at the bottom of the forestry works wheel – not all, but some – so I have taken it on myself to represent all Pine planters of Aotearoa.



New Iron

Spiers Logging has taken delivery of an Eltec FHL317L Tilter fitted with a Woodsman Pro 750 for its ground-based job in Gisborne. The machine (pictured with the Spiers Logging team) is performing log making, falling and trimming on and off the DC tether winch. Sold and serviced by Shaw’s.


Top Spot

This issue we bring you the first of

the results for harvesting.

While COVID-19 may have delayed some of our assessment, it certainly didn’t dampen the enthusiasm or professionalism of participants.


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