NEWS

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

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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Collaboration for efficient  vessel loading

Collaboration for efficient vessel loading

Wenita and City Forests collaborated in mid-November to fully load the Daiwan Fortune at Port Chalmers. Wenita Woodflow Manager Alec Cassie says the joint operation, which involved the loading of 21,583m³ from Wenita and 10,657m³ from City Forests, was a good example...

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Logging operations make way for nesting falcons/kārearea

Logging operations make way for nesting falcons/kārearea

An ornithologist has congratulated one of Shane Griffin’s logging crews, which reported a falcon‘s nest in Wenita’s Brocks block. The Griffin crew alerted Wenita staff, and we called in Parker Conservation who found the nest. We immediately suspended logging...

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Reviving wetlands

Reviving wetlands

Wenita replanted a wetland area in the Barnhill Block in Southland with indigenous species over winter, replacing the previously planted radiata pine. The radiata trees were harvested and the area replanted in July with a mixture flax, coprosma, carex and cordyline...

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Navigating the risks of windthrow

Navigating the risks of windthrow

Windthrow: trees uprooted or broken off by wind. Bouts of prolonged rain, coupled with wind, over winter resulted in numerous unstable trees and windthrow scattered around Wenita’s forests. This creates added risks, as trees can move unexpectedly and fallen trees may...

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