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 Forest Talk

Forestry Minister Shane Jones has appointed a panel of forestry experts to advise on the causes of the huge flows of debris that swept down rivers and water courses across Tolaga Bay over Queen’s Birthday weekend.

Until they have reported back, Mr Jones says he is not in a position to comment any further about the reasons behind the flood damage...

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 Shaw's Iron Test

This new Kobelco loader is proving to be a real live wire, especially with its live heel.

Working in one of Robert Stubbs Contracting crews out of Gisborne, it has been showcasing some typical Kiwi number 8 wire thinking with that handy attachment.

Who’d have thought that a live heel could be used to create a brand new track in the bush instead of digging it out with a bucket? Move a bit of dirt, yes, but not a whole damn track’s worth...

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Breaking Out

This contract is no normal logging operation.

And if you look at some of the challenges facing the crew as they try to safely remove trees from the hill overlooking picturesque Queenstown you can see why.

It might have some of the best views of any logging operation in New Zealand, but the task has been described as one of the most hazardous jobs ever undertaken by a forestry contractor in this country...

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 Top Spot

I don’t play golf but it was interesting to watch how many players in the recent US Open were all within a couple of shots of the lead. In a lot of cases, it’s a matter of centimetres between whether a shot goes in the hole or not.

Our competition is no different – quite often the difference between being at the top or back a few places is simply in the detail of an activity...

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New Iron

Hyundai for Aaron

 

Aaron Pevreal wanted a reliable new machine to augment his fleet of loaders and chose a new Hyundai R250LC-9H/C, complete with APC cab and Ensign 1730 grapple. He was attracted by what the team at Porter Group had to offer; first-class machinery and to back up the deal, inhouse Porter Finance and great after sales service from Porter Mechanical...

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Third forestry death of 2018

Posted on Thursday 16th July 2018

The third death in the forestry industry in 2018 occurred this week when a person died after a tree fell on a car near Bulls in the lower North Island.

 

Emergency services were called to a forestry operation on a property in Pukehou Road on Monday where one person died as a result of the incident and a 27-year-old man, suffering with critical injuries...

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Council tackled on ‘slow’ Tolaga Bay investigation

Posted on Thursday 16th July 2018

As the clean-up continues in the wake of the Tolaga Bay floods that brought down slash and debris, an environmental action group is questioning the time it will take for Gisborne City Council to discover if forest companies breached their resource consent conditions.

 

The council has already opened up an investigation into how an estimated one million tonnes of forestry...

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Industry remembers Brian Pritchard

Posted on Thursday 16th July 2018

The New Zealand Forestry Industry is remembering one of its leading lights, Brian Pritchard, who was tragically killed in a vehicle accident last month.

 

Brian, 72, was the General Manager for the Pan Pac Forests team in Hawkes Bay from 2000 until his retirement in April 2017...

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Hitting the sweet spot

Posted on Thursday 16th July 2018

Southland contractor, Clint McIvor, didn’t get the skidder he really wanted eight years ago, but he’s certainly landed his preferred choice this time around with the recent arrival of the first Tigercat 635E six-wheeler in New Zealand.

 

Slotting in between the big 635E at the top of the range and the lighter 615E...

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Northland forestry crews saving Kiwi

Posted on Thursday 16th July 2018

Loggers working on Landcorp farms in Northland are helping to locate and save Kiwi that otherwise might have been injured or killed during harvesting operations, reports the Northern Advocate newspaper.

 

They belong to Forrester Logging, which has been contracted by PF Olsen to work on forest blocks at Kapiro Station, near Kerikeri, which is owned by Pamu, previously known as Landcorp...

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Pines assisting Kauri dieback - report

Posted on Thursday 16th July 2018

The Government should be cautious about planting pine trees near northern Kauri forests, as

new research suggests they may act as reservoirs for Kauri dieback, says an expert in the disease.

 

Dr Amanda Black, of the Bio-Protection Research Centre, says pine plantations and agricultural

pasture may have a role in incubating and spreading the disease...

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Wood stars in national building technology conference

Posted on Thursday 16th July 2018

With housing minister Phil Twyford recently publicly lamenting lack of productivity and innovation

in the construction industry, it appears he, or his officials, are blind to the rapid disruption in timber

building happening in Australia, USA and now New Zealand.

 

Wood structures detailed with design software are now a key competitive advantage for commercial

building in this country...

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Trees for Manawatū-Whanganui

Posted on Thursday 16th July 2018

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will provide almost $1 million to see 1,350,000 trees planted on

private land this winter in the Manawatū-Whanganui region, Forestry and Regional Economic

Development Minister Shane Jones has announced.

 

The PGF will provide $970,600 which will be used to plant a range of tree species on 1,000 hectares

of erosion-prone farm land in the region...

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Z Energy invests heavily in permanent forest sinks

Posted on Thursday 16th July 2018

Z Energy has invested $1.5million in permanent local forestry projects to voluntarily offset the

emissions from their operations.

 

The investment represents the largest voluntary purchase of units from permanent forest sinks seen

in New Zealand to date...

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