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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 …