NEWS

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

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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Professional tree-felling certification

Professional tree-felling certification

In early June, Safetree certified assessor Billy Tredinnick spent two days certifying four fallers within the Wenita forest estate. This is third time Jeremy Hills, Wayde Lindsay and Callum McLeod have undergone the certification process and the first time for Norman...

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Forest access update 3

Forest access update 3

From Monday, May 18 Wenita’s forest access permit system will reopen. Please follow the usual procedure here from Monday: https://access.wenita.co.nz/bookings/general-access/create. Information on forest access, including our Forest Access Guide, here:...

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