Methyl bromide gas will be phased out by 2033, says the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The ozone-depleting gas is used in New Zealand to kill pests from trade cargo, almost exclusively in the sterilisation of logs and export timber. The EPA says New Zealand’s use of the toxic gas increased by 66% between 2010 and 2019, and that New Zealand is out of step with other countries which are lowering use.
“Methyl bromide is toxic to humans and damaging t..... more
Most people probably think the stand-out feature of the Ecoforst T-Winch tethering machine is that it doesn’t have a cab.
That makes it quite unusual among winch-assist set-ups in New Zealand, but it’s not the most interesting aspect of the T-Winch. What really stands out is the versatility and how it can improve extraction.
The Austrian-built T-Winch wasn’t originally designed to tether a felling machine. Like most other winching equipment in Europe, its ro..... more
The first set of highly accurate 3D mapping data for the Bay of Plenty has been released as part of the Provincial Growth Fund LiDAR elevation data capture project, improving Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s ability to more accurately model natural hazards and climate change, design better infrastructure and improve environmental outcomes for the regional community.
The data, which covers a significant portion of the western half of the region, is the second set t..... more
After a series of setbacks, including the loss of crew boss William ‘Hoot’ Knowles, Gisborne-based KFT Logging is now back on track with a new generation taking charge.
As they look ahead, the crew has needed to upgrade some of their equipment to meet a set of fresh challenges facing them, which included a new shoveller to bring stems down the hill to their skid site for processing. The choice was one of the latest Hitachi 5G-series excavators that come partly pre..... more
There’s no denying that forestry is a dangerous industry and closely examining the data for workplace deaths in New Zealand over the past 10 years is a sobering exercise. It’s not only forestry that takes a toll.
In the agriculture industry alone, WorkSafe recorded 17 workers being killed on the job just in the last year. Since 2014 between nine and 23 workers in this sector have died annually in the course of doing their jobs.
Industries like forestry and c..... more
CablePrice (NZ) has appointed James Magill as the new General Manager of sales.
Previously National Equipment Sales Manager, Mr Magill has an extensive background in sales, engineering, team leadership, and high-level management within the construction industry.
Based at CablePrice’s Head Office in Gracefield, Petone, he will be responsible for providing executive leadership, management, and strategic direction for all sales operations across multiple teams ..... more