NEWS

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

Protection, restoration and enhancement

Protection, restoration and enhancement

Wenita is applying to Environment Southland for funding from its Environmental Enhancement Fund to protect, restore and enhance some of the unplanted areas within several of the Southland forests we manage for Kakapo Estate. The Kakapo Estate contains around 2500...

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CFO elected to NZFOA Council

CFO elected to NZFOA Council

Wenita’s Chief Financial Officer, Kate Rankin. was elected to the New Zealand Forest Owners Association Executive Council at its AGM in March. Kate is looking forward to working with the other members of the executive council during her three-year term. We are sure...

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New temporary crossings

New temporary crossings

We have constructed and tested the first of two transportable, temporary crossing structures planned for use in our ground-based logging operations. The aim of these crossings is to minimise stream bed disturbance when extracting stems across waterways. Traditionally,...

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Out with the old, in with the new

Out with the old, in with the new

This year Wenita is replacing our Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) with new devices that provide more certainty if an incident is reported. We are phasing out the old Tracplus Rockstar units for the new ACR 410RLS PLB units. The decision to switch to the new ACR 410RLS...

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Fire season

Fire season

The fire season has started with strong winds, mainly from the southwest. On February 15, a change to northwest winds and a 30-degree temperature resulted in crossover (when humidity levels fall below temperature levels), and all operations were shut down at 3pm....

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Successful falcon conservation efforts

Successful falcon conservation efforts

The chicks in a falcon nest found late last year in Wenita’s Brocks block logging site are doing well. The nest, home to three fat chicks, is being remotely monitored by Parker Conservation ornithologists using a camera they installed. The chicks were approximately 22...

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