NEWS

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

Latest on fire danger forecasts

Climate modelling is predicting conditions likely to result in a higher probability of more spike days this summer. NIWA predicts air pressure will be lower than normal to the southwest of New Zealand and higher than normal to the north. This is expected to be...

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Heritage sites – Allanton

Wenita has developed a management plan to preserve heritage sites during the harvesting and re-establishment of the Allanton Block of Otago Coast Forest. The second rotation harvest of Pinus radiata in the Allanton Block is scheduled to start in late November. The...

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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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