26-27 June 2019, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND
HarvestTECH provides an essential and independent platform to showcase new innovations and operating practices suited to our local harvesting operations. Over 450 foresters and contractors attended HarvestTECH 2017!

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21 February 2019

Report out on new excavator-based yarder

Smaller scale forest owners in New Zealand (those owning less than 1000 hectares) made up 30% of the national plantation forest estate in 2017 (MPI, 2017). Recent forecasts indicate that the potential harvest volumes available ...

24 January 2019

Dyneema rope testing for load restraint

A recent project undertook load restraint testing to ascertain the engineering qualities of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE e.g. Dyneema®) rope as an effective mean of load restraint for industry and to contin...

17 December 2018

Logging in a living technology laboratory

A few years ago, American logger Eric Krume expressed some frustration that technology had not moved quickly enough to adapt to Pacific Northwest conditions and dynamics. A lot has changed since then. To address this, Eric cons...

17 December 2018

HarvestTECH 2019 details now on line

Following on from the early announcement at the end of last year, full details of the two-yearly wood harvesting event, HarvestTECH 2019 have now been set in place and full details can now be found on the event website, www.har...

17 October 2018

Forestry apprentices growing the industry

In last week’s issue we asked for more good news stories to profile the industry, particularly to the younger generation. Attached is one supplied by Rayonier Matariki Forests. The company is stumping up tuition fees for its ...

26 September 2018

EOI to Present – HarvestTECH 2019

You know just how popular it was when last run in 2017. HarvestTECH 2017 SOLD OUT well in advance of the event even running. Over 450 harvesting and wood transport contractors, harvest planners, forest managers and equipment an...

7 September 2018

Truck driving rates as most dangerous job

Truck drivers are in one of the unhealthiest and deadliest jobs in the country with a 13 times higher risk of dying at work than other Australians, a landmark study has found. The 12-year Monash University study of more than 12...