All industries face challenges in managing logistics but none more so than forestry. From remote and rugged locations to limited communications, variable forests, breakdowns and, of course, the weather, the logistics of forestry can be a maze.
To navigate that maze, Trimble Forestry’s The Connected Forest has developed a domain specific Wood Supply Execution (WSX) solution specifically for planning and executing the Woodflow process for lo..... more
“I am hopeful that the new Government will introduce additional controls over carbon farming on top of the changes to the National Environmental Standards for Commercial Forestry (NES-CF) introduced by Labour,” says Ruapehu Mayor, Weston Kirton.
"In response to calls for urgent action to address the threats posed to productive farmland and communities from the rapid pace of carbon conversions Labour developed new national standards to enable councils..... more
As a young girl, Haley Adamson always preferred Caterpillars to butterflies but it was moving from earthmoving into building forestry roads that made the biggest change in her life.
Having a dad who ran an earthworks contracting business certainly smoothed the path for her into a career driving heavy machinery, but there is nothing automatic about following in her dad’s footsteps.
As Haley points out, there are plenty of other forestry and eart..... more
Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA) CEO, Prue Younger, will retire from her role early next year, after six years at the helm.
During her time as FICA’s CEO, Ms Younger has led the organisation through both prosperous and challenging periods for forestry contractors, including the pandemic and significant log market downturn - as well as some highlights like the 2022 FICA Fast and Forward Forestry Expo bringing together various parts of th..... more
At school as an 11-year-old, Darrin Kealey’s dad walked into class in his gum boots saying he needed him to come and drive a bulldozer as he’d got one of his trucks stuck. And that’s how his career in machine operation began.
Refinements in machinery have come a long way since then and Sumitomo’s reputation for stability, smoothness and fuel-efficiency puts it amongst the frontrunners in that refinement. Darrin went into farm and civil excavator work..... more
Log exports had a slow start to the year however, the sector recovered to return to forecasted volumes ahead of a market slowdown in June, the recovery contributing to Port Nelson’s resilient 2023 financial year results. Despite challenging trading conditions the Port achieved a $4 million dividend for the community.
Underlying Net Profit after Tax result (NPAT) (excluding one-offs and property valuations) was $7.7 million, down $0.1m on the budget p..... more