Nominations open for inaugural Forestry Awards

Friday 23 Aug 2019

In New Zealand, the local forestry industry body, the Hawkes Bay Forestry Group, have announced that nominations are open for their first forestry awards campaign. The awards will see heroes from the industry step up on stage to be given the recognition deserved of their skills and achievements.

“It’s a chance for the industry to get together in one room and share in the celebrations which the industry does not do often enough”, says chair Matt Croft. The awards emulate other similar events around the country and will provide an ideal platform for a positive spotlight on the industry. “We have to be proud of the role forestry plays in the Hawkes Bay”, emphasizes Croft. “The industry has been criticized for many things in recent times and we will do well by supporting good new stories around the second largest sector in the NZ’s economy which supports over six thousand jobs just in planting and harvesting alone.

They’re now calling on the industry to put forward those that are doing so well in training, in building sound health and safety systems and who really enjoy their jobs. Nominations are open until 30 September and anyone can nominate their co-workers, employers or self-nominate. The categories cover individuals as well as teams and companies and the key idea is to recognise the extensive skills and practical talents across a diverse range of roles in the industry.

The judges will be looking for great examples of best practice, high achievers and industry representatives who mentor others. The awards will be celebrated on Friday November 29 at the Napier Conference Centre by an audience of 300. For more information head to: hbforestawards.co.nz

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