Forest Talk

May 20th - Post-quake project supports farm forestry

Post-quake project supports farm forestry

Posted on 19-May-2021

A Post-Quake Farming Project study on a Waiau farm supports the integration of forestry with farming.

The 1430ha The Gates property, has been farmed by Henry and Olivia Pinckney since 2012. Back then there was around 100ha in trees.

Despite difficulties with wind and land, careful planting of different species in different blocks, reduced the risk, while carbon credits offered additional value, says the farmer.

This came after the farm suffered extensi..... more

May 20th - Service and support

Service and support

Posted on 19-May-2021

Nelson’s CablePrice branch is now a full Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Fuso dealership along with being the region’s official Mercedes-Benz van service and parts dealer.

“Since taking on Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and Fuso commercial vehicles in the South Island, we’ve seen exceptional interest coming from the Nelson region. For us to ensure that our customers receive the best possible aftersales service and support, it became appropriate that we expand to include..... more

May 20th - Urgent action needed

Urgent action needed

Posted on 19-May-2021

The latest annual inventory of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions shows that both gross and net emissions increased by two percent in the 12 months from the end of 2018.

“Every part of Government will need to take urgent action to bring down emissions,” said Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, in response to the report released last month.

“Whilst we can see from this report that we are acting in the right areas, it also shows we need to step up our..... more

May 20th Forest Talk - A trucking good job

A trucking good job

Posted on 13-May-2021

Tokoroa-based logging contractor, Gareth White, has come up with a solution for helping fellow loggers shift wood off difficult sites. He’s started a company that leases purpose-built, all-wheel-drive log shuttle trucks for only the time contractors require them.

Gareth originally started off with a second-hand, ex-mining Tatra 8x8 dump truck from Western Australia and had the bin replaced with a log bunk by Rotorua trailer specialists, Patchell Industries. <..... more

Mar 2021 Revival of the West Coast logging industry

Revival of the West Coast logging industry

Posted on 01-Mar-2021

PRICES ARE RISING AND THERE IS A growing demand in the export market and domestically for West Coast logs. Both of these markets are affected by the shortage of wood from both Canterbury and Nelson- Marlborough. This has resulted in a massive increase in the number of logs railed from the West Coast to Christchurch and the Port of Lyttelton.

At present KiwiRail is running 14 log wagons every day for exports through the Port of Lyttelton alone. The intr..... more

Dec 2020 Forest Talk: A sneak peek

A sneak peek

Posted on 30-Nov-2020

A PURPOSE-BUILT LOGGER, THE TIGERCAT 865 WILL OFFER many advantages over excavator conversions, including better service access, stronger swing torque and superior operator visibility. The Tigercat FPT N67 engine delivers 165 kW (221 hp) at 1,900 rpm. The 865 logger can be configured as a loader with boom options for various grapple types, or as a high capacity processor, capable of running large harvesting heads in demanding duty cycles. Dual swing drives will provi..... more

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