Making Good Progress on the Harvest

Our contractors are on track with the harvest of our coastal forestry blocks.  The work in Kairaki on Block 9 adjacent to the motor camp is nearly completed and the blocks being harvested in Pines Beach are well underway.

The contractors are still concerned that members of the public are ignoring signage and cutting through safety tape accessing work areas.  Most of this does seem to be taking place at the weekend when the crews are not on site however; these are still work sites that present potential hazards.  We urge the public to take notice of the signage on site and other safety measures and to keep out.

It has been brought to our attention by a member of the public that some unauthorized logging was taking place in the forest near Waikuku Beach.  We are currently investigating this and appropriate action will be taken.

Residents in Pegasus will soon be able to see the harvest progress in Blocks 1 and 5 just south of the township.  We will maintain the coastal protection strip and the Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust will be replanting a range of native trees in Block 1 throughout the coming year.

Our contractors have also started replanting of pines trees in Block 6 and have so far planted 9000 seedlings in this area. More will follow this year with the replanting of pines trees to be completed in 2019.