WHILE THE NATION WAS IMMERSED IN the tense battles during the British & Irish Lions tour, not to mention the racing in the America’s Cup over the past few weeks, there has been stiff competition in the forests, too.
It looks like everyone in the bush has stepped up yet again this year and it has become increasingly difficult to separate the top people. In this issue, we bring you more photos of top achievers from the ‘Pool of Death’ in first period of 2017.
They are among those who have showed the attitude and skills to feature in the top results for that period.
The high standards being set by our participating crews is attracting more attention around the country, helping Top Spot to grow. This month we also welcome to the programme DH Logging from Otago, Swain Logging from Invercargill and Lumberjack Logging from Gisborne, with more participants to be announced!
They have enthusiastically endorsed the competition and are keen to rate themselves against the best in the industry.
Sponsors – they don’t have to do this but they choose to!
Awesome companies, awesome people and awesome support!
They back you and your workmates to succeed as professionals, so why wouldn’t you support them.
They believe in what we do and what you do.
So a big ongoing thank you to our Strategic Partners – STIHL and NZ Logger and sponsor SWAZI.
The best way to keep our industry working is to get out and support those businesses that support New Zealand.
This competition wouldn’t be what it is without our participating companies.
We understand the commitment it takes from them to be part of Top Spot and value their ongoing support and feedback.
Our ongoing thanks to Rayonier/ Matariki Forests, Nelson Forests, Wenita Forest Products, Port Blakely, Crown Forestry, Fraser Logging, Brand Logging, CMH Logging, Phillips Logging, Hauraki and Moehau Logging, Griffin Logging, Roxburgh Logging, Thomassen Logging, Te Waa Logging, Lakeland Cable Logging, Logged on Logging, Pakiri Logging, Rosewarne Cable Loggers, Inta-Wood Forestry, Otautau Contracting, SAW Contracting, Heslip Silvicuture, Waikato Forestry Services, Hodgson Silviculture, SFNL, Makerikeri Silviculture, Mangoihe Logging, Kohurau Contracting, Tohaia Forestry Harvesting, Kuru Contracting, DH Logging, Swain Logging and Lumberjack Logging.
With the changes brought in under the HSW Act 2015, what better way to get an independent view of your operations in a proactive manner than bringing them into Top Spot.
So, when you are thinking about the changes you need to make to your business as a forest owner, forest manager or contractor, think about becoming part of the programme!
Contact Shane Perrett on 0274 781 908, 07 3483037 or at primefm @xtra.co.nz.t
Fraser 03 was last year’s top crew and is already sending out a warning that this team will be hard to beat again, with (from left) Scott Friedrich, first-equal in General Machine Operation, Cody McCarrison, second in Ground Base Extraction, Nigel Gibbson, first-equal in Machine Operation on the Landing and Tony Fraser (crew manager), first-equal in Skidwork.
Three top performers from Nelson’s FML 820, from left, Jason Hollyman, who was first in Ground Base Extraction, Charlie Thomson, who was first-equal in Mechanised Felling / Processing and Kevin Williams, who was third in Ground Base Extraction.
Prince Wills, of Pakiri Logging 25, was first in Yarder.
These four guys from Fraser 740 topped their respective categories in the latest period. From left, Wayne
Hill, who was first-equal in General Machine Operation, Hugh Colligan, who was first-equal in Skidwork,
Stu Berkett, who was firstequal in Machine Operation on the Landing and Steve Waghorn, who was firstequal in Mechanised Felling / Processing.
Pakiri Logging 26’s Leslie Tidy was third in Tree Felling in the first period.
Mere McCabe, from Pakiri Logging 26, was fourth in Skidwork in the first period.
Te Waa Pukepuke, of Pakiri Logging
25, was fourth in Breaking Out Cable.