Diesel & dust 50 YEARS OF FORESTRY ROADING | Articles/Breaking Out
When the lease on their Upper Moutere hop farm came to an end, Marlene Taylor said, “Good, now we can buy a house”. Her husband Bob had other ideas: “No, we can buy a bulldozer”. That first bulldozer was a brand new, bright yellow Fiat Allis AD14 and was a big investment for the Taylors at the ti...
Articles/Breaking Out - September 2021
Dealing with changing logging logistics | Articles/Breaking Out
If there is a normal work week for logging contractor Tyler Backer these days, it would be roughly organized into twos and threes. Two days in the office and around town tackling essential business there, and three days in the bush getting his boots dirty.Tyler is owner of Tyler Backer Contractin...
Articles/Breaking Out - August 2021
Last of the Kauri Bushmen | Articles/Breaking Out
IN THIS PICTORIAL, PAUL MAHONEY, historian for DOC with a passion for our industry, takes us back to view the lives of the Kauri bushmen of the Kauaeranga from 1918-1928; revisiting his own journey of discovery of this fascinating piece of New Zealand logging history...
Articles/Breaking Out - March 2021