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  • Landcare Trust Award for Innovation in Farm Forestry - Ewen McGregor
    Angus Gordon, August 2013
    This year’s award winner has achieved in a dry land environment what many aspire to achieve in more benign parts of New Zealand. Situated on the banks of the Tukituki…
  • Hawke’s Bay 2011 weather bomb
    Marie Taylor, November 2012
    Coastal Hawke’s Bay is still suffering the effects of last years April storms. More than 600 mm of rain in only 48 hours in late April 2011 caused massive damage…
  • Harvest time at Patangata in central Hawke’s Bay
    Ian Cairns, February 2012
    As a couple we had always enjoyed summer camping. We continued this tradition when our two girls were young. Wellington’s climate is not its strong point and we loved the…
  • Harvesting radiata pine at Tinui
    Harriet Palmer, November 2011
    In April 2011 we harvested a 1.5 hectare block of 1985 radiata pine. The block was planted by previous owners of the land under guidance of Wellington Regional Council, and…
  • Tinui Forest Park
    John Purey-Cust, November 2011
    The all-day visit to Tinui was one of the post-conference options offered at the end of the 2011 Masterton conference. I had only met its founder Allan Levett once, but…
  • Air New Zealand and the environment
    Author not published, November 2011
    Mangarara Station is a 610 hectare sheep and cattle farm in Elsthorpe, central Hawke’s Bay farmed by Greg and Rachel Hart. In 2008 they approached Air New Zealand about forming…
  • Logs a quarter of Napier exports
    Jade Elstone, November 2011
    The Port of Napier has been a part of the Hawke’s Bay landscape since 1875 when the Napier Harbour Board Act was passed. At that time the port was situated…
  • Pan Pac an important part of Hawke’s Bay economy
    Jade Elstone, November 2011
    Pan Pac Forest Products is an integrated forestry company based on the outskirts of Napier. Established in 1971, with operations starting in 1973, the company was originally a joint venture…
  • Conifer timber species choices
    Kevin Thomsen, November 2011
    Recent Hawke’s Bay farm forestry field days and articles have discussed the merits, or otherwise, of conifer species choices compared to macrocarpa. Firstly, let me be clear about macrocarpa. It…
  • Thriving forestry industry in Hawke’s Bay
    Warwick Hesketh, November 2011
    Hawke’s Bay is perhaps better known for its vineyards and orchards than it is for forestry. Framed by the Ruahine and Kaweka Ranges to the west and the Pacific Ocean…
  • Savage storm shreds coastal Hawke’s Bay More trees would reduce future erosion problems
    Marie Taylor, August 2011
    The massive April storm which hit coastal Hawke’s Bay in April was a wake-up call. Garth Eyles, the Napier-based land management consultant, said that people were panicking about the damage…
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