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Nick Tombleson

August 9th, 2016

Tombleson Logging wins Forestry Family of the Year Award

For Nick Tombleson, winning Forestry Family of the Year at the 2016 Northland Wood Council Forestry Awards was a huge credit to his family and his crews. The father-of-two started the family business, Tombleson Logging Ltd, with his parents...

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August 3rd, 2016

Forestry apprentice of the year proud to follow in family's footsteps

For Jasmine Kuru, working in the forest is in her blood. She started out with Kuru Contracting, her parents’ business, when she was just 16 years old. Since then, this busy forestry worker has completed her Modern Apprenticeship...

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August 3rd, 2016

Forest Industry Safety Council (FISC) update

The Forest Industry Safety Council (FISC) has been working on a number of initiatives, many of which were suggested as part of the independent review of safety in forestry completed in 2015. FISC is governed by a board...

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Forestry resources

August 3rd, 2016

New forestry resources

Competenz has been working with industry over the past 12 months to ensure the products we offer are fit for purpose. As a result of this work, Competenz has created new learning resources for the forestry industry, which...

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January 18th, 2016

All in the family for forestry trainee

Twenty-three-year-old forestry trainee Brittney Burrows has found her calling in life. The Cantabrian has recently finished the National Certificate in Foundation Skills Landing Operations and is now signed onto doing the Advanced Machine Operator, Loader course. Operating diggers and loading trucks...

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Getting the best from your investment in training an apprentice

December 18th, 2015

Companies share their views on getting the best from an apprenticeship

New Competenz research, which summarises the views of 180 employers, has identified practical ways companies can gain the greatest return on their investment in an apprenticeship: a skilled, productive employee who adds value as soon as possible, and stays...

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Eugene web

October 22nd, 2015

Get to know your contract assessors: Eugene Sorenson

For contract assessor Eugene Sorenson, the forestry industry has been a part of his life since birth. “I was born into it,” the 36-year-old says. “My father worked in the industry as a contractor so I’ve always been surrounded...

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Russel Riley web

October 22nd, 2015

Get to know your Competenz forestry account managers: Russell Riley

Competenz account manager Russell Riley was born and bred in Golden Bay. He grew up on a dairy farm in Rockville, Nelson. After completing a forestry course at Nelson Polytechnic in 1991, Russell was offered a job in...

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Interpine DT web

October 21st, 2015

Rotorua Boys’ High students discover the technical side of the forestry industry

Eleven Year 13 students from Rotorua Boys’ High School recently went on a Competenz Discovery Tour at Interpine Forestry Innovation - a forest consulting and data management company working across the forestry industry. “The students were totally engaged and...

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Health and Safety web

October 16th, 2015

Getting ready for the new health and safety law

New Zealand’s new health and safety law, which comes in force on 4 April 2016, makes everyone involved in a workplace responsible for keeping others safe, sets clear standards of care, defines the activities businesses need to carry out...

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