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

Fire season underway

Fire season started on October 1 and runs through to April 30. We update our Fire Danger indicator on the Wenita website if fire danger changes. Although it’s been a cool start to spring, we know conditions can change quickly and we cannot get complacent. Remember to...

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Planting update

As at the end of August, planting in the Wenita estate is almost completed for the season. Dry soil conditions disrupted planting in early and mid-July, but since then conditions have been generally favourable. Planting for Ngai Tahu at Dunback and Waikouaiti is...

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Welcome aboard

We are pleased to welcome two new staff to the Wenita team. Brenda McIndoe is our new Accounts Assistant. Brenda’s main role will be running our PS LOG system, which is an integral part of our log sales’ and contractor payments’ systems. It is a very important role....

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Increased silviculture programme

We are expanding our pruning programme to about 700ha per year, which effectively means 1400ha of pruning operations per year when doing two-lift pruning. This year we have budgeted for 1000ha of pruning operations with the intention of increasing again next year....

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Forestry Pathways Course

This year Johnson Forestry Services has started a Forestry Pathways Course, with the help of Tokomairiro Training, based out of Tokomairiro High School. The course is run for two days each week over a 32-week period and is supported by local forestry companies. It...

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Forestry Awards success

Wenita was pleased to have some of our crews and staff recognised at the Southern Wood Council’s annual Forestry Awards at the Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday, May 24. Forestry managers, contractors, transport operators and service and product suppliers gathered to...

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