Top Spot

Tight finish

What a cracker of a year 2017 was in the Top Spot competition. The competition was so fierce that any of the crews in the top six could have won it going into the final days. It was that close.


In the end, one of Blue and Donna Balle’s two crews, Moehau Logging 99, pipped Fraser Logging 740 to the top Harvesting Crew title, while Heslip Forest Contracting was the winner of the silviculture division, just edging out last year’s winner, Otautau Contractors. The competition was equally as fierce for the individual disciplines, even between colleagues in the same crew. The full results are all here, with some photos of our successful people, with more pictures to come next month.


So now we look forward to 2018 and the signs are that it is going to be even more competitive this year, with Earnslaw One crews undertaking assessments for the full year, not just part of it.

Game on


Sponsors – They don’t have to do this but they choose to!

Awesome companies, awesome people and awesome support!

They back you and your workmates to succeed as professionals, so why wouldn’t you support them.

They believe in what we do and what you do.

So, a big ongoing thank you to our Strategic Partners – STIHL and NZ Logger and sponsor SWAZI.

The best way to keep our industry working is to get out and support those businesses that support New Zealand.


Participating Companies

This competition wouldn’t be what it is without our participating companies.

We understand the commitment it takes from them to be part of Top Spot and value their ongoing support and feedback.


Our ongoing thanks to Rayonier / Matariki Forests, Nelson Forests, Wenita Forest Products, Port Blakely, Crown Forestry, Fraser Logging, Brand Logging, CMH Logging, Phillips Logging, Hauraki and Moehau Logging, Griffin Logging, Roxburgh Logging, Thomassen Logging, Te Waa Logging, Lakeland Cable Logging...


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