Special Feature: Worker Wellness

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 Forest Talk

A new initiative between Government

and the forestry and wood-processing sector aims to attract skilled people into the industry. The Action Plan will initially cover the forest-growing industry, including nursery operations and the planting, maintenance management...

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Special Feature: Dealing with stress in the forestry

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: Worker wellness and return-to-work testing

The COVID-19 pandemic delivered an

unprecedented interruption to normal logging industry routines. The Drug Detection Agency’s (TDDA) experience and global research tells us that probably not all workers dealt with this in a healthy way.

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Breaking out

Some 55,000 hectares of Lakes District Mahu Whanua high country is earmarked for native beech reforestation. Planting seeds rather than cuttings will quicken things up. Fungi play a fascinating role and there will be opportunities for skilled forestry workers.

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Tall Timber

When Brandon Whiddett started Treescape with Ed Chignall in 1981, he came to the conclusion pretty quickly that they needed to do things differently to become a long-term sustainable business.

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Top Spot

That’s the general response we get from folk in our industry now that Covid Level 2 has allowed the recommencement of operations.

Yes, we have to acknowledge the lockdown has impacted some in our industry more than others...

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