NEWS

Here you’ll find the Wenita news, updated each month.

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...

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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...

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Blasting at Skyline Quarry

Blasting at Skyline Quarry

Blackhead Quarries carried out blasting at our Skyline Quarry in May this year, with 17,000 benched cubic metres (BCM) of rock blasted, which will give access to around 44,000 tonnes of material. Blasts are carried out each year at Skyline to access the rock required...

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Completion of planting season

Completion of planting season

Wenita silviculture crews completed the 2020 planting programme in mid-August. This year we replanted 590 hectares of cutover in the Wenita estate, mostly at Berwick and Waronui. We continued the afforestation programme for Ngai Tahu Forest Estates, planting an...

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Forest access reminder

Forest access reminder

Our forests are fantastic locations for recreational pursuits, and we are happy to share them with our community. To enter our forests, you need to obtain a permit via our online Forest Access System or, for some uses, by contacting us directly. Please look at the...

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TopSpot audit

TopSpot audit

From May 25 to 29, TopSpot silviculture assessor Mike Bruce audited the thinning and pruning crews in Wenita forests. We are now in the third year of having our silviculture crews in the TopSpot programme. Mike felt the crews were all well organised and most gear was...

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