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AUSTimber2020/21 cancelled

AUSTimber2020/21 cancelled

Posted on 08-Sep-2021

A decision has been reached to cancel AUSTimber2020/21, says the Australian Forest Contractors Association.

Like many events over the past 18 months, AUSTimber has faced numerous challenges, including two reschedules in 2020 as a result of the Black Summer Bushfires and the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Over the past few months, AUSTimber recommenced planning, and significant preparation work took place for the November 2021 show. However, over the pa..... more


Best of the best

Best of the best

Posted on 08-Sep-2021

The New Zealand Institute of Forestry (NZIF) recently announced the winners of its prestigious 2021 awards at the NZIF conference, just prior to the latest COVID outbreak. Paul Millen took the New Zealand Forester of the Year award, presented by Forestry Minister, Stuart Nash. 

The Forester of the Year is a highly coveted prize which rewards a person for their outstanding contribution to the forestry sector throughout the year, says NZIF President, James Trea..... more


CablePrice adds Mercedes-Benz Van sales to South Island portfolio

CablePrice adds Mercedes-Benz Van sales to South Island portfolio

Posted on 08-Sep-2021

“The recent addition of new Mercedes-Benz Van sales to our South Island network both complements our current parts and service support and further strengthens our commitment to the Mercedes-Benz brand and our customers,” says CablePrice Dealer Principal, Tim Upston. 

CablePrice now provides Mercedes-Benz Van customers with everything from new vehicle sales to scheduled servicing, routine maintenance, general repairs and roadside assistance. 

“Merce..... more


Competenz transitions to Te Pūkenga

Competenz transitions to Te Pūkenga

Posted on 08-Sep-2021

Industry training body, Competenz’s training functions have transferred to Te Pūkenga Work-Based Learning Limited (WBL), a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga. This makes Competenz a separately branded business division within WBL, led by Director Amanda Wheeler. 

Acting Chief Executive of WBL, Fiona Kingsford, welcomed Competenz: “We’re really grateful to Competenz for their enthusiasm to work together on this once-in-a-generation opportunity. Their skills, knowledge a..... more


Get your COVID support payment

Get your COVID support payment

Posted on 08-Sep-2021

Businesses, organisations and self-employed people affected by the recent increase to Alert Level 4 can still apply online for the COVID-19 Resurgence Support Payment (RSP).

“The RSP is intended to help businesses with costs like rent or fixed costs during higher alert levels and is one of a suite of measures to support firms and workers and provide certainty,” says Labour’s Grant Robertson.

“To qualify for the RSP, applicants must experience at least a 30% ..... more


Learning on the job

Learning on the job

Posted on 08-Sep-2021

In 2011, Amy Robinson graduated with first class Honours from Canterbury University’s Forestry Science faculty. 

She took to forestry like a chainsaw to a log, landing her first job with Rayonier Matariki Forests (RMF) as a Log Production Coordinator in Whangarei, Northland with her sights firmly set on becoming the company’s first female Production Manager.  

It took her 10 years of hard work, strong learnings and earning the respect of her workma..... more




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