Forestry businesses and workers talk about their challenges, their innovations, and how they look after each other at work. If your business has a good story to tell get in touch with us. Sharing these stories is a great way for others to learn.
Kuru Contracting: Looking after workers and community
See how Kuru Contracting looks after its workers and community, particularly after Cyclone Gabrielle in February 2023.
How workers are leading H&S in Tairāwhiti
In these videos Tairāwhiti workers talk about the Mauri Tū initiative, where workers from across the region come together to bring about improvements in health and safety.
How do you harvest an archaeological site?
Contractor Nik Bradnock talks about the challenges, and rewards, of clearing trees from an archaeologically significant site in the Wairarapa.
Employing migrant workers - KTM Silviculture's experience
Troy Mason from KTM Silviculture talks about how he helped his migrant Fijian settle into NZ, and ensure the working relationship worked for him and them.
Hauler Refit - Loggabull
See how central North Island contractor Loggabull got the team involved in a hauler refit, and how the revamped machine makes it more productive and safer.
Meet NZ's first diesel-electric harvester
Run by Mike Hurring Logging in Balclutha in a production thining crew. Cheaper to run, better for the environment and great safety features too.
Benefits of Evergreen Contracts: Gamble Forest Harvesting & City Forests
In what must be one of the longest partnerships in forestry, Gamble Forest Harvesting celebrated 50 years working for City Forests in 2021.
Stirling Logging: Getting Good Workers Back in the Forest
How Gisborne Forestry Contractor Stirling Logging is rehabilitating workers with drug problems and getting them back to work in the forest.
Taking Pride in Your Workers: Pride Forestry
Pride Forestry on crew wellbeing and dealing with suicide.
Meeting demand for skilled operators
How the Mike Hurring Training School in Balclutha is helping meet the demand for skilled forestry machinery operators in the South Island.
Helping workers recover from addiction: Forestry Solutions Group's story
In this video Forestry Solutions Group talks about the work it's doing to help people recovering from addictions to get back on their feet and to get work in the forestry industry.
A great job for the family
Forestry is full of family businesses. Contractor Tony Brand talks about how he's tried to build a safe, professional business that's a good place to work for his kids - and everyone he employs. What about your workplace? Is it good/safe enough for your kids?
Stirling Logging: Looking After the Team
How Gisborne-based contractor Stirling Logging looks after the wellbeing and safety of its crews.
Whānau Day at Te Waa Logging
Whānau Days are a great way to build community support for forestry, and to showcase the skills of our foresters. Watch this video about the Whānau Day run by Turangi-based Te Waa Logging.