Wenita staff member on FISC Council

Wenita staff member on FISC Council

Wenita Health, Safety and Environmental Coordinator Willie Sinclair has been appointed to the role of South Island Worker Representative on the Forestry Industry Safety Council (FISC). FISC national safety director Fiona Ewing says worker engagement is key to the...
Safe Start Breakfast gets 2021 underway

Safe Start Breakfast gets 2021 underway

On Tuesday, January 12, Wenita held its annual Safe Start Breakfast at the Taieri Rugby Club with all harvesting, silviculture, roading and transport crews. This year more than 180 people attended. Wenita CEO David Cormack kicked off the event with some safety...
Fire season is here

Fire season is here

NIWA’s climate modelling is predicting air temperatures  are highly likely to be above average in all regions of the country until at least January. It has confirmed the arrival of La Niña conditions and forecasts Coastal Otago will have above-normal to near-normal...
Heritage preservation in Allanton Forest

Heritage preservation in Allanton Forest

Careful planning and skillful logging and roading operations have enabled us to preserve important historical sites in Allanton Forest. Before we started work, we invited Southern Pacific Archaeological Research (SPAR) to identify heritage sites associated with...
ODT: ‘Fantastic job’ by firefighters: farmer

ODT: ‘Fantastic job’ by firefighters: farmer

A Livingstone farmer has praised Wenita contractor McHoull Contracting for its efforts in fighting a forestry block fire. The fire, near Livingstone (inland from Oamaru), started in the early hours of Sunday morning. Read more about it by clicking on this Otago Daily...
Tethered machines up and running

Tethered machines up and running

Roxburgh Contracting and Griffin Logging recently introduced tethered machines into their felling operations. The felling machine is tethered by a cable to another machine that acts as its anchor, which is a great safety initiative for our operators, who sometimes...