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Campbell Harvey – Graduate Harvest Manager

Name – Campbell Harvey Age – 22 Qualification(s) – BE (Hons) in Forestry from the University of Canterbury Job possibilities – Harvest planning and supervision, Unsealed road design and construction supervision, Logistics coordination, Mapping and GIS, Log sales and marketing, Forest valuations Employer – PF Olsen Limited Pay range for first two years – $50,000+ Pay range, 3-5 years – $55-$59,999 What I like about this job – This job gives me the ... Read More »

Jacob Saathof – Roading supervisor

Name – Jacob Saathof Age – 27 Qualification(s) – BE (Hons) Forestry Engineering Job possibilities – A wide range of forestry-related roles including road construction management, harvest planning, harvest supervision, wood flow co-ordination, forest establishment and silviculture supervision. The degree is also broad enough to allow easy access into most civil engineering roles. Employer – PF Olsen Pay range for first two years – $50,000+ Pay range, ... Read More »

Ivan Luketina – Agriculture market analyst

Name – Ivan Luketina Age – 25 Qualification(s) – Bachelor of Forestry Science Job possibilities – Analyst, harvesting supervisor, harvest planner, woodflow scheduler, silviculture supervisor, forester, environmental forester. Employer – NZX Agri Pay range for first two years – $40-44,999, $45-$49,999, $50,000+ What I like about this job – I like having the latest market information and having a ‘finger on the pulse’ of the forestry industry. ... Read More »

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 »