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THIS IS­SUE WE BRING YOU THE SEC­OND round of re­sults for har­vest­ing par­tic­i­pants.

And, as in the first round, th­ese lat­est re­sults re­flect very strong achieve­ment by par­tic­i­pants. Keep up the good work.

We also need to recog­nise that top per­for­mances can’t come about with­out ac­knowl­edg­ing all crew mem­bers, fore­men, con­trac­tors and the sup­port staff who all work be­side or be­hind th­ese folk to en­able them to achieve what they do.

One thing we have noted; while changes to health and safety leg­is­la­tion via the HSW Act 2015 and as­so­ci­ated reg­u­la­tions are find­ing their way into crew H&S sys­tems, there needs to be a fo­cus on en­sur­ing crew mem­bers un­der­stand some of the im­pli­ca­tions of th­ese.

Ernslaw One boosts Top Spot num­bers

The big news this month is the de­ci­sion by for­est owner, Ernslaw One, to en­ter the Top Spot pro­gramme with crews from across the whole of its es­tate.

This equates to some 42 ad­di­tional crews en­ter­ing the com­pe­ti­tion from lo­ca­tions as di­verse as Ta­panui, Gis­borne/East Coast, Wairarapa, lower North Is­land, cen­tral North Is­land and Coro­man­del.

We wel­come all th­ese crews to the com­pe­ti­tion and look for­ward to their par­tic­i­pa­tion.

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, XMen, Cen­tral Forestry Ser­vices, Man­goihe Log­ging, Ko­hu­rau Con­tract­ing, To­haia Forestry Har­vest­ing, Kuru Con­tract­ing, Den­nis Hayes Log­ging, Swain Log­ging, Lum­ber­jack Log­ging, Ernslaw One. Into safety?

Into per­for­mance? Into qual­ity? Give us a call now!

Con­tact Shane Per­rett on 0274 781 908, 07 3483037 or at primefm@xtra.co.nz.

NZL

Wi­tana Mur­ray, who works for CMH60 in Otago, was first in QC/ Retrim/ Skid/ LM for the sec­ond round.

Rob Han­cock, from Man­goihe 3, took first place in Yarder for the sec­ond round.

Sean O'Don­nell, from Man­goihe 3, was sec­ond in Pole­man for the sec­ond round.

Martin Thomp­son, from Logged on Log­ging 2, was first in Ma­chine Op­er­a­tion on the Land­ing for the sec­ond round

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