Nominations sought for wood awards

Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards return for a seventh year

Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards return for a seventh year

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NOMINATIONS are now open to acknowledge the district’s forestry “heroes”, as the Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards return for a seventh year bigger than ever.

The awards are intended to recognise the region’s top performers in the industry and event manager Prue Younger said this year three new categories had been added to the awards, which would mean there would be 16 awards in total, including the EWC Skilled Professional of the Year major award.

“This year we have wanted to increase the focus on harvesting, so have introduced three new awards which recognise the individuals involved in the harvesting workforce.”

Ms Younger said there would be new categories this year for the best Breaker Out, Faller, as well as for Extraction and Skidwork.

“In the following years of this award campaign we will focus on other major sectors of the chain such as silviculture or wood processing.”

Anyone can make a nomination and nomination forms are available from Prue Younger (prue@eastlandwood.co.nz).

Nominations close on April 1, and the awards evening will be held at the Farmers Air Showgrounds Event Centre in Makaraka on May 20.

All Black legend Buck Shelford is planned to be the guest speaker on the night.

NOMINATIONS are now open to acknowledge the district’s forestry “heroes”, as the Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards return for a seventh year bigger than ever.

The awards are intended to recognise the region’s top performers in the industry and event manager Prue Younger said this year three new categories had been added to the awards, which would mean there would be 16 awards in total, including the EWC Skilled Professional of the Year major award.

“This year we have wanted to increase the focus on harvesting, so have introduced three new awards which recognise the individuals involved in the harvesting workforce.”

Ms Younger said there would be new categories this year for the best Breaker Out, Faller, as well as for Extraction and Skidwork.

“In the following years of this award campaign we will focus on other major sectors of the chain such as silviculture or wood processing.”

Anyone can make a nomination and nomination forms are available from Prue Younger (prue@eastlandwood.co.nz).

Nominations close on April 1, and the awards evening will be held at the Farmers Air Showgrounds Event Centre in Makaraka on May 20.

All Black legend Buck Shelford is planned to be the guest speaker on the night.

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