The SWC Forestry Awards 2018

Held on Friday 25 May 2018, the SWC Forestry Awards night saw an outstanding turnout by local forestry companies, contractors and transport operators from throughout the lower South Island of New Zealand.

Presenters and speakers at this year’s awards evening include; Jamie MacKay, Host of NZ’s New Zealand’s flagship rural radio show, The Country and guest speaker Aaron Fleming, who provided a gripping, emotional and truly inspirational story to all those gathered. Aaron is a Sir Peter Blake Leader Award recipient, author of motivational book Purpose, multiple international Ironman athlete, New Zealand’s Olympic Games torchbearer, previous finalist for Young New Zealander of the Year and a television presenter – and he’s only in his early 30’s.

Award Winners

Congratulations go to all the winners, the nominees, their employers and families. This year the SWC Forestry Awards went to:
AwardSponsored ByAward Winner
Training Excellence Awards:
Apprentice of the YearSouthern Wood CouncilNash Arthur-Jones, Ollerenshaw Logging
Forestry Trainee of the Year (harvesting)Rayonier/ Matariki ForestsGlen Paul, Cable Logging Geraldine
Forestry Trainee of the Year (silviculture)Dynes TransportRoss Marshall, Otautau Contractors
Skilled Professionals Awards:
Forestry Excellence Award (establishment, silviculture, fire, harvesting)South Wood ExportClint McIvor, Bluewood Logging
Wood Processing Excellence AwardUDCCorey Bradley, Pan Pac Forest Products (Otago)
Forest Products/Logistics/Transport/Port AwardOil ImportsMark Cardno, C3
Industry Excellence Awards:
Forestry Environmental Management Excellence AwardOtago Regional CouncilTony Livingston, Ernslaw One
Training Company/Contractor of the YearCity ForestsMike Hurring Logging
Forest Products Health & Safety AwardErnslaw OneC3
FISC Certificates - Otago Southland:
Five certificates for Professional Tree Faller Certification, a scheme that has been implemented in the Otago/Southland region were also awarded.

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