2020 SWC Forestry Awards

This event has been cancelled

This event, along with all events across New Zealand, scheduled to run in Dunedin on 8 May 2020, had to be been cancelled because of the impact and restrictions from COVID-19. Due to the unprecedented conditions around COVID-19, the Prime Minister’s announcement made in early March banning all meetings indoors in New Zealand to under 100 people and Health directives given on “social distancing”, the decision was made reluctantly on Tuesday 17 March to cancel the 2020 SWC Forestry Training Awards.

The Awards Evening was rescheduled to run in May 2021.

It was agreed by SWC members that award nominations received for the 2020 Apprentice of the Year Award should still be independently judged. Apprentices, having completed an apprenticeship programme in the training year 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 have but one opportunity to be eligible for this particular award so it was only fitting that the industry is able to fully recognise their commitment to training.

The 2020 Apprentice of the Year Award was awarded to Jordan Muru from MJ Logging. In addition, Jackson Hopkins of Mike Hurring Logging and Jackson McCallum from McCallum Harvesting has been named as runners-up for this award. Click here to read the full details.

The many other excellent nominations the SWC received for the other eight awards for 2020 will be kept by the Council. Most can be used, after we make contact with each nominee, for the 2021 awards.