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 Forest Talk

The storm over the Forests (Regulation of Log Traders & Forestry Advisers) Amendment Bill is still in full force. The Forest Owners Association (FOA) says more exports of processed timber products from NZ looks a good prospect on paper but Forestry Minister...

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The forestry industry is part of an occupational group (forestry and farming) that makes up 6.8% of male suicide victims in NZ, with deaths by suicide likely to exceed accidental workplace deaths according to the Suicide Mortality Review Committee.

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Special Feature: Firewood

Ever wondered what happens to the wood you harvest that isn’t up to scratch – the rejects, the wood often left on the skid to rot away, poor-quality logs, those that don’t make the export grade? Well, much of it ends up in somebody’s fireplace, but it’s no simple journey to get there.

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NZ Timber

John (Jock) Weir was born in Port Gordon Banffshire Scotland in 1893. He was orphaned at the age of six years and emigrated to New Zealand at the age of 18 in 1911. Little did he realise that in the future he was to become a leader in the King Country’s great native timber industry.

 

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New Iron

Doug and Frazer Thompson of Thompson Forestry Contractors have replaced their Cat 329DL with a new purpose-built Cat 558LL forest machine. The big Cat has been put straight to work in the Boston Forest in the central North Island.

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Top Spot

This month, it’s about the value-added end of the business – in particular, pruning.

For those that haven’t tried this before, pick up a pair of pruners some time and spend a couple of days using them.

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