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Simple and safer

Simple and safer

Posted on 13-Jul-2022

Working in harvesting crews on the East Coast for over 32 years, doing predominantly tall tower difficult terrain logging, Tairawhiti Timber Training’s Alan Paulson would often come across edge trees that were difficult to fall.

“I saw a need for purpose-built tree jacks as a jack is a very safe way of falling difficult trees, requires minimal effort compared to pounding on wedges with a big hammer, and saves cost, especially for a ..... more


Trucking Industry Summit on track

Trucking Industry Summit on track

Posted on 13-Jul-2022

More than 200 transport operators have already registered for the Trucking Industry Summit in Christchurch on Saturday 30 July, jointly organised by National Road Carriers (NRC) and the NZ Trucking Association (NTA). 

NTA CEO, Dave Boyce, says the Summit will address the industry’s major challenges including the driver shortage, poor road conditions and the Road User Charges (RUC) review: “I am sure there will be some robust discussions and this Summit is the..... more


Forestry scholarship applications open

Forestry scholarship applications open

Posted on 16-Jun-2022

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.

“Forestry an..... more


Logging on

Logging on

Posted on 16-Jun-2022

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


Mapping a changing landscape

Mapping a changing landscape

Posted on 16-Jun-2022

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


Native trees not the solution, says FOA

Native trees not the solution, says FOA

Posted on 16-Jun-2022

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




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