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2022 SWC Forestry Awards

Friday 13 May 2022, Dunedin, New Zealand

Every year, the forestry industry from throughout the lower South Island meet for an evening of celebration in Dunedin. It’s the one event clearly marked on everyone’s forestry calendar. It’s the one event every year that continues to draw in 300-400 people directly employed in or associated with forest growing, wood harvesting, wood transport and timber processing from across the region to celebrate training and business success.

An Industry Celebration

As well as the presentation of nine major forestry awards, framed national training certificates earned by employees across Otago and Southland during the year are also awarded on the night. There’s no cost to attend, drinks and finger food are supplied and an array of high-value spot prizes are now being drawn throughout the evening.

Venue and format

The same location that’s worked so well for the industry for the last six years, the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin has again been selected for 2022. The awards evening is run by the Southern Wood Council in conjunction with Competenz. It’s supported financially by major forestry companies, wood producers and major equipment, product and service suppliers to the wider industry across the region.

Wanting further information?

Keep an eye out for further updates. If you have any questions on the Awards Evening – as an award nominee or if you would like to be involved as a sponsor or supporter – please contact Brent Apthorp on Tel: 03 470 1902 or 021 227 5177 or Email: brent.apthorp@southernwoodcouncil.co.nz.

Date

Friday 13 May 2022 | 5.30 - 9,30pm

Location

Corporate Lounges, Fourth Floor
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand

Key Dates

  • 12 November 2021 | Award Nominations Open
  • 11 March 2022 | Award Nominations Close
  • 25 March 2022 | Award Judging
  • 13 May 2022 | Award Winners Announced at 2022 Awards Function
SWC Awards 2022 | Nominations Form

Over $3,000 in Prizes

In addition to prizes, trophies, framed certificates and cash on offer as part of the nine major awards on offer, well over $3000 of spot prizes for the 2021 awards evening have been set up for all those attending.

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Special Guest Presenter

Early Bush Logging in New Zealand

In New Zealand we’re lucky enough to have a storyteller who’s spent well over two decades researching and interviewing some of the early bushmen, sawmillers and those hard men that worked the bush trams transporting freshly cut logs out to the sawmills.

Over this time, Paul Mahoney, logging historian and author of “The Era of the Bush Tram in NZ” has built up an amazing history of these earlier years, rare photos, tall tales and anecdotes documenting early life in the NZ bush.

Paul, as part of the awards evening, will be providing an entertaining pictorial walk-through of these earlier years as bushmen toiled tirelessly in the back blocks, along with their families, to meet the ever-increasing local need for construction timber from the country’s native forests.

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Award Categories

There are nine awards in total. Please refer to the nomination form above for further details on Award criteria, eligibility and prizes.
Apprentice of the Year Award

This award recognises an individual’s commitment to self-development and skill achievement through the apprenticeship programme. It is focussed on new entrants to the forestry and wood products industries who have displayed a real commitment to the industry and to training.

To be eligible for this award the apprentice must:

  • Demonstrate a successful and purposeful commitment to personal development through industry training. This includes a consistent training programme, culture and vision.
  • Have completed an apprenticeship programme through Competenz in the training year 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.
  • Have their nomination supported by the General Manager/Managing Director/CEO or company principal.

Note: Training provider organisations are not eligible for this award.

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Forestry Trainee of the Year (harvesting) Award

This award recognises an individual’s commitment to self-development and skill achievement in harvesting operations through industry training. To be eligible for this award the trainee must:

  • Demonstrate a successful and purposeful commitment to personal development through industry training.
  • Have completed a minimum of 1 National Certificate in the training year 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 and have a record of ongoing training with national certification.
  • Demonstrate a high quality and productivity of work output.
  • Have their nomination supported by the General Manager/Managing Director/CEO or company principal.

Note: Apprentices who are in a continuing Apprenticeship programme or who completed their Apprenticeship during the training year are not eligible for this award.

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Forestry Trainee of the Year (silviculture) Award

This award recognises an individual’s commitment to self-development and skill achievement in forestry and silvicultural operations through industry training. To be eligible for this award the trainee must:

  • Demonstrate a successful and purposeful commitment to personal development through industry training.
  • Have completed a minimum of 1 National Certificate in the training year 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 and have a record of training achievement through national certification.
  • Demonstrate a high quality and productivity of work output
  • Have their nomination supported by the General Manager/Managing Director/CEO or company principal.

Note: Apprentices who are in a continuing Apprenticeship programme or who completed their Apprenticeship during the training year are not eligible for this award.

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Forestry Excellence Award (establishment, silviculture, fire, harvesting)

This award recognises an individual who works within one of these areas in forestry operations and demonstrates excellence beyond best practice guidelines. This award recognises crew managers, crew foreman or supervisors or others in leadership positions. To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Demonstrate a high quality and productivity of work output.
  • Show evidence of on-going training.
  • Demonstrate leadership in the workplace assisting others and bringing about positive change
  • Comply to environmental and H&S practices.
  • Be recognised by their peers, company, clients and wider industry.

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Wood Processing Excellence Award

This award recognises an individual who works within wood processing or manufacturing and demonstrates excellence beyond best practice guidelines. To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Demonstrate a high quality and productivity of work output
  • Show evidence of on-going training
  • Demonstrate leadership in the workplace assisting others and bringing about positive change
  • Comply to environmental and H&S practices
  • Be recognised by their peers, company, clients and wider industry

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Women in Forestry Excellence Award

This award recognises an individual woman, who demonstrates excellence across a range of skills beyond best practice guidelines and essentially has worked “over and above” in any area of the forestry and wood products industries – silviculture, harvesting, forest management, processing, logistics or H&S.

To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output
  • Demonstrate productivity in their work output
  • Show evidence of on-going training
  • Comply with environmental and health & safety practises
  • Be recognised by their peers and employers
  • Show good character being positive, honest and reliable

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Training Contractor/Company of the Year Award

This award recognises an individual contractor or company that demonstrates a successful and purposeful commitment to people development through industry training. To be eligible for this award the contractor or company must:

  • Demonstrate a successful and purposeful commitment to people development through industry training. This includes a consistent training programme with the majority of company employees in training or have completed training.
  • Demonstrate that the company has developed a strong training culture and vision.
  • Have a Competenz training history of at least 2 years.
  • Have their nomination supported by the General Manager/Managing Director/CEO or similar of the nominating organisation.

Note: Training provider organisations are not eligible for this award. Please indicate on your nomination form whether the company being nominated for this award has 10 or less or more than 10 employees. This is designed to ensure both smaller and larger companies are being judged accordingly for efforts made in industry training over the year.

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Forestry/Wood Products Health & Safety Excellence Award

This award recognises an individual or company that demonstrates above and beyond the general compliance of H&S policies and regulations within the forestry industry. To be eligible for this award the individual or company must have:

  • Demonstrated leadership in H&S including building a H&S culture in their business
  • Exceeded the baseline health and safety standards as per the approved code of practice for Health & Safety in Forest Operations and Competenz Best Practice Guidelines.
  • Demonstrated that their business has been significantly accident free with very little lost time through injury
  • Possibly managed a specific event or initiative with outstanding merit.
  • Demonstrated a new or innovative health & safety product which will be of advantage to industry.

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Forestry Environmental Management Excellence Award

This award recognises an individual or company working in the forestry industry or a forestry company that has consistently demonstrated practices extending above and beyond the normal compliance with environmental management rules and regulations within the forestry industry. To be eligible for this award the individual or company must demonstrate that they have:

  1. Complied with all local Council environmental and consent regulations.
  2. Consistently met or exceeded environmental best practice requirements.
  3. Managed a specific event with outstanding use of best or innovative practices that benefit the environment, or have developed or implemented a new or innovative product or process that will benefit both the industry and environment.
  4. Consistently implemented the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry, the NZ Forest Practice Guides, the NZ Forest Road Engineering Manual and other relevant environmental standards such as the Forest Stewardship Council requirements.

Note: All award nominations have to be from individuals or companies currently employed or operating in the forest and wood products industries in the lower South Island.

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SWC Awards 2022 | Nominations Form
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Wanting further information?

Keep an eye out for further updates. If you have any questions on the Awards Evening – as an award nominee or if you would like to be involved as a sponsor or supporter – please contact Brent Apthorp on Tel: 03 470 1902 or 021 227 5177 or Email: brent.apthorp@southernwoodcouncil.co.nz.

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2022 Awards & Event Sponsors
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Covid-19 & Vaccination Certificate Event Requirements

Public health guidelines as advised by the Ministry of Health will strictly be adhered to by the event organisers, the Southern Wood Council and the venue, Dunedin Venues. The NZ Government has stipulated that for events, particularly larger indoor events, all those attending will be required to have a vaccination certificate.

The Southern Wood Council therefore will be requiring all attending the awards evening to have been vaccinated and have with them on arrival, a vaccination certificate (either digital or paper). This will be scanned for verification before entering the venue. Unfortunately, those without a vaccination certificate will not be allowed inside the Forsyth Barr Stadium or attend the 2022 SWC Forestry Awards evening.