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Aaron Fergus – Loader driver

Flinging logs onto a waiting truck and trailer, Aaron Fergus makes the job look like a walk in the park. Aaron started his forestry training when he was still at high school through a Gateway program. He got to go out once a week and work in the forest while studying silviculture, before moving on to an apprenticeship in tree ... Read More »

Kim Speedy – Forestry Manager

Kim Speedy epitomises the forestry manager of the future, young, fit and well-spoken, but it is his enthusiasm for both the forests he manages and the people he works with that is so infectious. Having grown up on his family’s sheep and beef farm on the east coast of the North Island, Kim was exposed to trees through his father’s ... Read More »

Roger Kelly, Kieran Kelly, Steve Wilson – Loggers

Stepping onto the skidder site high above the Manawatu plains, the first assault on the senses was an unexpected one. The scent of freshly cut pine was far more poignant than any car freshener or plug-in product. The scream of a chainsaw mixed with the rumble of heavy machinery provided a constant assault on the ears. The days of hand-sawn ... Read More »