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  • Husqvarna South Island Farm Foresters of the Year 2018 - Claire and Terry Gavin
    May 2018
    Claire and Terry Gavin’s 53-hectare forest farm Otiria is situated at Owen Junction, 23 km north of Murchison on flats alongside the mighty Buller River. The predominantly north-facing property lies…
  • Husqvarna South Island Farm Foresters of the Year 2016 - Bevan Walker and Nora Flight
    May 2016
    Hidden away in a little offshoot of the Wai-iti Valley about 30 km south west of Richmond is an arboreal gem which includes in its 71 hectares more than 40…
  • Tree identification expertise now based in Nelson
    Chris Ecroyd, February 2012
    Chris Ecroyd has recently moved to Richmond after 37 years working at the New Zealand Forest Research Institute (Scion) in Rotorua as a botanist specialising in tree identification, especially pines…
  • A profile of Tunnel Creek evergreens
    Bevan Walker, February 2012
    About 27 km south of Richmond is the Spooners Range, over which the main road goes to Christchurch. Under this is the old tunnel of the now defunct railway that…
  • Nelson farm forestry field day
    Roger May, February 2012
    On a beautiful spring morning about 15 members of Nelson farm forestry met at the Appleton family property at Motupiko, 45 minutes drive south of Nelson, to look at the…
  • Development of a forestry block overlooking the Motueka Valley
    Tracy and Belinda Palmer, February 2012
    We took possession of 45 hectares of land in July 2009. The property consists of approximately 22 hectares of pasture, 10 hectares of untended radiata pine which had been planted…
  • Tasman District overview
    Nelson branch, February 2012
    A glance at the Tasman District Council and Nelson City Council websites shows that Tasman District is a large area. It covers 9,786 square kilometres and is bounded to the…
  • The house of a hundred timbers
    Nora Flight, February 2011
    Walking through our house with Bevan is like walking through a three dimensional story book. I realised as I researched for this article that every piece of wood triggers a…
  • Trees beside the mighty Buller
    Vivienne McLean, February 2010
    Claire and Terry Gavin in front of a stand of poplar Eridano – the larger ones were planted in 2002 Terry and Claire Gavin might live and work in Nelson…
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