The SWC Forestry Awards 2019
Held on Friday 24 May 2019, the SWC Forestry Awards night once again attracted a massive turnout from the sector.
Presenters and speakers at this year’s awards evening included Jamie MacKay, Host of NZ’s New Zealand’s flagship rural radio show, The Country and the awards guest speaker Davey Hughes, founder of the well-known NZ outdoor clothing brand, SWAZI. As well as being a businessman, Davey is a mad-keen hunter, conservationist, adventurer and was able to relate well to his audience and entertain all on the night with just a few of his life stories.
Around 160 National Training Certificates that had been achieved in Forestry & Wood Processing were awarded to top local contractors and forestry and wood processing employees.
|Award||Sponsored By||Award Winner|
|Training Excellence Awards:|
|Apprentice of the Year||South Wood Export||Paige Harland, Harland Bros|
|Forestry Trainee of the Year (harvesting)||Rayonier / Matariki Forests||Hemi Pickett, Ferris Logging & Logan Bennett, Mike Hurring Logging|
|Forestry Trainee of the Year (silviculture)||Port Blakely||Adam McLennan, Johnson Forestry Services|
|Skilled Professionals Awards:|
|Forestry Excellence Award (establishment, silviculture, fire, harvesting)||Wenita Forest Products||Billy Tredinnick, Forestry Training Services|
|Wood Processing Excellence Award||UDC||Jamie Carr, Pan Pac Forest Products (Otago)|
|Forest Products/Logistics/Transport/Port Award||Pan Pac Forest Products (Otago)||Stephen Gray, NFA Holdings & Craig Unahi, NFA Holdings|
|Industry Excellence Awards:|
|Forestry Environmental Management Excellence Award||Otago Regional Council||Matt Winmill, Gillion Logging|
|Training Company/Contractor of the Year||City Forests||Johnson Forestry Services|
|Forest Products Health & Safety Award||Ernslaw One||Dynes Transport|
|Harvesting Apprentices - Otago Southland:|
|Around 160 National Training Certificates that had been achieved in Forestry & Wood Processing were awarded to top local contractors and forestry and wood processing employees. Eight harvesting apprentices that have been involved in the Balclutha training school were also recognised at the awards ceremony.|