NEWS

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

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...

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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...

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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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