Applications are now open for Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau (Forestry Scholarships) for study in 2023, giving young people a foot in the door to a career into one of New Zealand’s biggest primary sectors.
There are nine scholarships available, to those studying the Bachelor of Forestry Science or the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Forest Engineering through the University of Canterbury, as well as the Diploma in Forest Management through Toi Ohomai.
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A phrase like “It’s the way we’ve always done it”, stands as an open challenge to stevedoring company, ISO whose track record of innovation shows it to be pretty relentless in finding safer, smarter and faster ways of doing things.
The company handles around 60% of New Zealand’s export log trade. It loads over 500 log vessels a year, around 11 vessels a week.
In the good old days loading ships was done with a lot of labour. Crated goods were loaded int..... more
An initiative to develop improved detection of land use and forest cover change has been undertaken by Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research in collaboration with Microsoft. This development in the assessment of carbon stored in New Zealand forests and improved mapping will help inform decisions and policies for a more sustainable Aotearoa.
This initiative will tackle environmental issues utilising satellite data, high resolution imagery, artificial intelli..... more
The Forest Owners Association (FOA) says that while the recently released Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) is a welcome and unprecedented blueprint for reducing New Zealand’s gross emissions, the huge emphasis on planting native trees ignores how urgent it is to deal with the climate change crisis.
FOA President, Grant Dodson, says he, and just about every other New Zealander, are fans of native trees and would like to see more of them planted: “They are our origina..... more
Port unions will be pushing for an appeal against a Napier District Court decision that saw stevedoring company, ISO, walk away from health and safety charges that were recently dismissed.
Workers employed by ISO were overcome by fumes in the log hold of ship Nord Yilan in Gisborne on 30 April 2018.
ISO was charged by industry regulator, Maritime New Zealand for failing to comply with its duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act and for exposi..... more
The NZ Logger Iron Test team joined operator, Napi Martin and the Lealand Logging 040 crew at a gently sloping compartment about five minutes’ drive south of the Murupara log rail yard in the Timberlands-managed Kaingaroa Forest, to check out the new John Deere 624P wheel loader.
Here 100 tonne per pay load doubles cart out about ten times a day on average, although according to Foreman, Jim Blackburn, “There isn’t really a consistent pattern… sometimes n..... more