NEWS

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

Wenita sponsors ecosanctuary education programme

Wenita sponsors ecosanctuary education programme

As part of Wenita’s ongoing biodiversity initiatives, we are sponsoring Orokonui Ecosanctuary’s environmental education programme. The programme is designed to offer high quality, science-based learning experiences to Dunedin students, from pre-school to tertiary...

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Forest access reminder

Forest access reminder

Our forests are fantastic locations for recreational pursuits, and we are happy to share them with our community. To enter our forests, you need to obtain a permit via our online Forest Access System or, for some uses, by contacting us directly. Please look at the...

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Innovative C3 log vessel grapple system

Innovative C3 log vessel grapple system

A new grapple loading system, entirely designed and constructed in New Zealand, is poised to deliver new levels of safety and provide greater flexibility with no requirement for specialised infrastructure. In a significant shift away from the industry-norm of wire log...

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Successful awards’ night

Successful awards’ night

The Southern Wood Council (SWC) Forestry Awards in May were a great platform for people’s achievements to be recognised by their peers. Wenita had four people up for awards at the function held at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on May 19, and a number also received...

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Karearea monitoring

Karearea monitoring

This year Parker Conservation followed 46 known pairs of Karearea (falcons) in the coastal Otago area and found 26 nests. Six of the 26 nests were recorded as failures, while the other 20 produced fledglings. Nine nests were found in the Wenita estate, with only one...

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Stream monitoring in Southland

Stream monitoring in Southland

The monitoring of waterways in the Southland forests managed by Wenita confirms that the water quality is good. Late last year our Southland Forest Manager Don Frengley completed SHMAK (Stream Health Monitoring and Assessment Kit) assessments in waterways in Whare...

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