Friday, 18 November 2016
Forestry simulator for mechanised operations aimed at growing skills, cutting injuries BAY OF PLENTY
— A jump in demand for forestry workers able to safely operate mechanised harvesting equipment has led to the creation of New Zealand’s first entry-level New Zealand Certificate in Forest Harvesting (Basic Machine Operations) programme.
By Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Forestry sector works to make safe start to the New Year
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is working with forest owners and workers to introduce the recently released Approved Code of Practice for Safety and Health in Forest Operations.
By Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Monday, 17 December 2012
Wellington Regional Council to consider sale of forestry cutting rights WELLINGTON
— Wellington Regional Council is to call for tenders for cutting rights at its 5,600 hectares of forestry land in the upper reaches of the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.
By Greater Wellington Regional Council
Thursday, 1 November 2012
Owen Delany Park to benefit from logging TAUPO
— Some of the revenue from logging operations at Owen Delany Park will be used to upgrade the park’s training lights.
By Taupo District Council
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Free workshops to help landowners better manage forests NORTHLAND
— Northland plantation forestry owners and contractors keen to better manage their earthworks and harvesting are being urged to attend one of five free local authority workshops being offered around the region next week.
By Northland Regional Council
Monday, 1 October 2012
Auckland Council deals to Dutch elm tree disease outbreak in Whitford AUCKLAND CITY
— Auckland Council has confirmed that more than 50 elm trees in Whitford have been found to have Dutch elm disease, a destructive and fast spreading disease that was prominent in the early 1990s.
By Auckland Council
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Australia and New Zealand Arrangement to combat illegal logging
Australia and New Zealand have today strengthened their long standing cooperation on forestry issues by signing the Arrangement on Combating Illegal Logging and Promoting Sustainable Forest Management.
Friday, 17 August 2012
Tree harvester design a cut above
Industrial design graduate Nick Ross from Wellington has won the coveted James Dyson Award for a tree-harvesting device with the potential to revolutionise the forestry sector.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Local Companies Praised For High Quality Tenders MARLBOROUGH
— The contract for logging and cartage in Marlborough Regional Forestry’s Waikakaho Forest have been let to local firms Pelorus Contracting Ltd and CRB Transport Ltd after they submitted bids which Marlborough Regional Forestry (MRF) Chairman Francis Maher described as being very well prepared.
Thursday, 12 January 2012
Logging to Start in Arapuke Forest Park PALMERSTON NORTH
— Palmerston North City Council would like to advise the public that logging is to begin in Arapuke Forest Park starting the week of Monday 16 January 2012.
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Redwoods forest enthusiasts love 'The Manky' ROTORUA
— A new fabric forest map called ‘The Manky,’ a combination of the words ‘map’ and ‘hanky’, has become a popular navigational tool for Whakarewarewa Forest and Redwoods enthusiasts.
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Top Guns in Forest & Wood Industry Named ROTORUA
— The top guns from New Zealand's forest and wood industry were announced [last night] at the National Training Awards run by FITEC (the forestry and wood industry organisation).
Monday, 18 July 2011
New Zealand forestry rising stars revealed ROTORUA
— Thirty one top performers are in line for the wood industry’s most sought after awards after being selected as finalists in the National Training Awards run by FITEC, the forest and wood industry training organisation.
Glen Warren Reserves Updates HAWKE'S BAY
— The Waitaki District Council recently completed harvest of 12.3 hectares of radiate pine from Glen Eden and Glen Warren Reserves.
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Statement of preliminary issues for Matariki Forests' clearance application to acquire the Selwyn Plantation Board
The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to an
application received from Matariki Forests seeking clearance to acquire the forestry assets of the
Selwyn Plantation Board.
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Matariki Forests applies for clearance to acquire the Selwyn Plantation Board's forestry assets CANTERBURY
— The Commerce Commission has received an application from Matariki Forests seeking clearance to acquire the forestry assets of the Selwyn Plantation Board.
Inforest Training V8 Chainsaw demo HAMILTON
— Inforest training demonstrating the V8 chainsaw at Field Days.
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Parts of Redwoods Forest closed for harvesting dangerous trees ROTORUA
— Severe tree damage during recent storms in Rotorua has resulted in parts of the Whakarewarewa Forest being closed to the public for a number of weeks while urgent harvesting is undertaken to make the area safe.
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
New Zealand's wood industries congratulate their 2010-2011 Fitec graduates
Fitec is hosting ten graduation ceremonies over the next seven weeks to celebrate the training achievements of more than 1,174 wood industry modern apprentices and trainees from 398 companies, who have completed around 1,570 national certificates in 2010-2011.
Monday, 9 May 2011
Institute Of Forestry Elects Three New Fellows
The New Zealand Institute of Forestry (NZIF) elected three new NZIF Fellows at its AGM in Auckland earlier this month.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
FITEC introduces new safety award for 2011
A new award has been introduced to the annual FITEC National Training Awards in 2011 which will celebrate forest and wood manufacturing companies that have instigated an initiative which has made a huge difference to employee safety and productivity.
Monday, 7 March 2011
Kawerau paper mill gets greener with FSC certification KAWERAU
— SCA, globally recognised for its leadership in sustainable and ethical business practices, has announced the achievement of Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) Chain of Custody certification for its Tork® paper manufacturing site in Kawerau.