New blood boosts Waste Thin re­sults

New Zealand Logger - - Top Spot -

THIS IS­SUE SEES THE FIRST ROUND OF re­sults for the ‘value added’ sec­tion of the com­pe­ti­tion – Waste Thin­ning.

Agri­cul­tur­ists will re­fer to a thing called ‘high­brid vigour’, which is the re­sult of in­tro­duc­ing new genes into live­stock.

We’ve seen our ver­sion with the in­tro­duc­tion of new sil­vi­cul­ture crews to the com­pe­ti­tion by both Port Blakely and Ernslaw One. If the lat­est re­sults are any­thing to go by, look for these guys to start chal­leng­ing our top per­form­ers in the near fu­ture.

We’ve also seen a lift in per­for­mance from some of our ex­ist­ing par­tic­i­pants. The re­sult: greater com­pe­ti­tion with much closer re­sults, re­flected in the six top plac­ings, with lit­tle to sep­a­rate the re­sults.

Fan­tas­tic for the in­di­vid­u­als, fan­tas­tic for their crews, fan­tas­tic for the com­pa­nies that support them and for our in­dus­try over­all. Con­grat­u­la­tions to these top achiev­ers.

Waste Thin – First Pe­riod, 2017

And while we recog­nise the top per­form­ers in this sec­tion of the com­pe­ti­tion, we need to ac­knowl­edge there are a whole bunch of other par­tic­i­pants who came very close, as the re­sults in the graph on this page show.

Mean­while, an ini­tial scan of the over­all crew re­sults in­di­cates a sim­i­lar close level of com­pe­ti­tion tak­ing place. This com­po­nent of the com­pe­ti­tion is not fi­nalised un­til the end of the year, how­ever, it’s safe to say that, pro­vided in­di­vid­u­als and teams main­tain the pro­fes­sional stan­dard we’ve al­ready wit­nessed, the re­sults for 2017 are likely to be very close.

A prospect that has cre­ated a keen level of an­tic­i­pa­tion among our as­sess­ment team.

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. Par­tic­i­pat­ing Com­pa­nies

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 Con­trac­tors, SAW Con­tract­ing, Hes­lip Sil­vi­cu­ture, Waikato Forestry Ser­vices, Hodg­son Sil­vi­cul­ture, SFNL, Mak­erik­eri Sil­vi­cul­ture, NJ Simns Forestry Ser­vices, SAS Forestry, X-Men, Cen­tral Forestry Ser­vices, Man­goihe Log­ging, Ko­hu­rau Con­tract­ing, To­haia Forestry Har­vest­ing, Kuru Con­tract­ing, DH Log­ging, Swain Log­ging, Lum­ber­jack Log­ging and Ernslaw One.

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. NZL

Ross Mar­shall, from Otau­tau Con­trac­tors was first in Waste Thin in the first pe­riod.

SAS Forestry’s Si­mon Austin grabbed sec­ond place in the first pe­riod of Waste Thin.

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