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HarvestTECH News | Issue 24

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. We are pleased to announce the return of another FIEA event, Residues to Revenues 2022. This long overdue event will be showcasing innovations around harvesting, bio-fuel handling, drying and transport and it’s running on 9-10 March 2022 in Rotorua, New Zealand. A lot has happened since this event ran 8 years ago. Climate policies …

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HarvestTECH News | Issue 23

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. The latest Covid-19 outbreaks in Australia and New Zealand highlights a major difference in how both countries lockdown. While the Australian timber industry are deemed an essential service and continue to operate, virtually all businesses across New Zealand were forced to close while on level 4 restrictions. There will always be a debate on …

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HarvestTECH News | Issue 22

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. This month we highlight a number of stories on the rollout of some pretty innovative ‘next-generation’ technologies from around the world. Canada has now mandated the use of electronic logging devices for all commercial semi-trucks. This replaces the traditional paper logbooks. While it is a federal regulation, the technology is proven to prevent fatigue …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 21

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. This month we highlight a number of stories of companies working to and being recognised for their efforts in improving wood harvesting and log transport. Post harvesting, we’ve included an article of a new project on New Zealand’s East Coast, where permanent forest ‘barriers’ are being planted around waterways and on steep and unstable …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 20

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. It seems Covid-19 is not done with Australia yet, with a significant outbreak sending Victoria into a hard 7-day lockdown and border restrictions with neighbouring states. While this will be felt throughout the State, the local forestry industry has largely avoided the economic hit other sectors have received. There is also a global construction …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 19

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. Last month was a big month for the local HarvestTECH community, with well over 350 attending the HarvestTECH 2021 and Forest Safety 2021 events. This was also the first time that HarvestTECH was streamed live to attendees outside of New Zealand. This enabled all our Australian and International readers the chance to take in …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 18

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. By the time this newsletter hits your inbox, there will be less than a week before the HarvestTECH 2021 and Forest Safety & Technology 2021 events officially launch in Rotorua, New Zealand.  To date, over 350 harvesting contractors, harvest planners, log transport operators, foresters, H&S Managers and equipment and technology suppliers into the log transport and harvesting industries will be enjoying the opportunity to learn, to …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 17

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. Another packed issue this month. Excitement is building for HarvestTECH 2021, which is running in Rotorua on 13-14 April 2021. We can confirm that the exhibition spaces have now been booked out – both inside and outside the venue. Space for delegates also is expected to sell out before the event runs. Already, around …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 16

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. As the first issue of the year goes out, we’re reminded that COVID-19 still has a big part to play in 2021. At the time of publication, Perth has just entered a 5-day lockdown, as mutated strains of the virus create headaches for the teams attempting to stop the spread. New Zealand has just …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 15

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. December is finally here and what a year it’s been. COVID-19, the biggest pandemic in 100 years, has seen countries shutdown, borders closed and economies severely impacted. It’s also reinforced the importance of family, our colleagues and our connections throughout the sector. With vaccines now on the horizon, it will be interesting to see …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 14

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. We are pleased to announce that the HarvestTECH 2021 programme and registrations are now live on the website. The response has been amazing and there is already talk that this region’s premier log transport and wood harvesting event will, once again, sell out next year. HarvestTECH 2021 will run in Rotorua, New Zealand on 13-14 April …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 13

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. The response to those wanting to present at the region’s major log transport and wood harvesting event, HarvestTECH 2021 which will run in Rotorua, New Zealand on 13-14 April 2021, has been overwhelming. Thanks for to all of you that have been in touch with us. The programme right now is currently being designed with …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 12

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. A lot can change in a month. At the time of our last issue, New Zealand celebrated being 100 days COVID-19 free and, on the other side of the Tasman, Melbourne reported their highest ever daily total in their second wave. While New Zealand seems to have contained the worst of their second wave …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 11

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. This month, in addition to updates on new equipment and changes in senior personnel with well-known companies to local wood harvesting and transport companies, we’ve built in a couple of stories to make you sit up and think. Out of China, contractors are using a fleet of unmanned road pavers and rollers to build …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 10

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. A lot can change in a month. While the reopening of New Zealand and most of Australia has been successful, COVID-19 is still a real threat. Victoria is currently facing a second wave that has resulted in a number of Melbourne suburbs in lockdown and the temporary closing of the Victoria/NSW border. It’s not …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 9

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. It’s welcome relief that both New Zealand and Australian COVID-19 lockdowns are easing and businesses, that weren’t already operating, are now opening up again. This will be a slow recovery though, with domestic and international trade still uncertain at this stage. This is also a great opportunity for organisations to review and optimise their business …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 8

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. The last couple of months has changed the face of the planet. COVID-19 has highlighted just how exposed we are to viral pandemics and how interconnected the global economy is. There are some positive signs though. Both the New Zealand and Australian Governments have responded to the crisis perhaps better than other countries. We’re …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 7

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. So, what a difference a month makes. When the last monthly issue came out there were rumblings about our country’s borders potentially being closed. Incoming passengers were increasingly being tested for COVID-19. There were also, of course, the very real issues in getting our logs into China’s congested ports so harvesting crews and those …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 6

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. Already, we have just started to pull together the programme for September’s HarvestTECH 2020 series – this time running in both New Zealand and Australia. Last year’s event in Rotorua, New Zealand, focussed on harvesting technologies and systems. It sold out – well before it ran. Close to 500 harvesting contractors, harvest planners, forestry …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 5

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. This is our first issue for 2020. To start the year, a heads up on two major technology events being planned this year for forestry, wood harvesting and wood transport companies across Australasia. The Forest Industry Safety Summit 2020 is being run in May of this year and registrations are already open and rolling in. In …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 4

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. This will be the final issue for 2019. Whilst just set up following this year’s HarvestTECH 2019 event, HarvestTECH News has already grown to over 6,000 direct subscribers and more than 18,000 regular readers. As a reader, we appreciate your support. We aim to continue to bring you updates on breaking news, research results, reports, …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 3

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. In this month’s issue, we cover the NZ-based harvesting company, Stubbs Contractors, who successfully overhauled their traditional business model and moved to ‘Lean manufacturing’, with some pretty impressive results. Both Robert Stubbs and Trev Hall spoke on the journey and impact that this change had on their contracting business at the recent HarvestTECH 2019 …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 2

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Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. I hope you all enjoyed our first monthly issue of HarvestTECH.News sent out last month. Thanks to all of the positive comments sent back to us. As outlined, the aim is to complement annual technology events being run by FIEA and to more regularly communicate with harvesting contractors, harvest planners, wood transport operators, forestry …

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HarvestTECH News Issue 1

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Together with industry, the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) will be communicating much more regularly with harvesting contractors, harvest planners, wood transport operators, forestry managers, forest owners and equipment and technology providers across New Zealand and Australia. This is the first of future monthly updates that will be provided to you – free of charge. Because of the huge support …