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

Planting Season About To Begin

The 2019 winter planting season is almost upon us, although ground conditions are still drier than we would like. Hopefully we get some good rain in the next couple of weeks, so that we can start planting before the end of May. This year we will plant cutover areas at...

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Native Fish Project

Over the last few months, Wenita has employed Water Ways Consulting principal ecologist Richard Allibone to undertake a project within the Wenita Estate, surveying what native fish are present in the streams and waterways. Both the dusky galaxiid and the Eldons...

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LiDAR Survey

Wenita has joined a group of local forest companies to commission a LiDAR survey over forests in Otago. Participating companies also include City Forests, Ernslaw One, Rayonier and Port Blakely. LiDAR is an acronym for “light detection and ranging” and is sometimes...

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NZ Falcon Breeding Research Update

The third breeding season of the joint research project has seen mixed success. A higher proportion of nests have failed, for a variety of reasons; the wetter weather has almost certainly been a factor. Approximately 20 chicks have been banded from 10 different...

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Safe Start Breakfast

This year the Safe Start Breakfast was again held in the Taieri Rugby Clubrooms. This event is always an important opportunity to look back on the previous year’s health and safety achievements and congratulate and award those individuals and crews who had excellent...

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Contractor Certification

By Willie Sinclair of Wenita. At the start of 2018 we set a goal to have all our harvesting and silviculture crews achieve Safetree Contractor Certification before the end of the year, and we have now achieved that goal. We would like to congratulate Johnson Forestry...

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