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  • Developing a wood energy industry in Central Otago
    Rhys Millar, August 2014
    Wood energy for heating has been around for a long time and most New Zealanders will be familiar with drying and storing wood for winter, preparing and starting the fire,…
  • Nothing fancy, nothing wasted
    Neil Cullen, February 2011
    Ron and Carol Alderton, along with sons Bruce and David and his partner Paula, were the Supreme winners of the Ballance Environment Awards for Otago for 2010. The family were…
  • Calder Stewart Industries forestry
    Bruce Stewart, February 2011
    The forestry division of construction and development company Calder Stewart Industries is the largest private forest owner in the Otago region. As company co-founder I was keenly interested in farm…
  • Skilbister forest farm
    Graeme and Joy Flett, February 2011
    Skilbister, named after the Orkney Island farm where the family originate, was taken up by Henry Flett in 1877. The farm was expanded by Henry and son Robert to become…
  • The forestry scene in Otago
    Mid Otago branch, February 2011
    Otago has a rich forestry history, dating back 160 years. As early as 1849 a water-powered mill was operating on the Leith Stream to provide timber for the newly established…
  • Hidden gems of the south
    Murray Harris, February 2011
    This is an overview of the people, the geography and production capabilities of the area south of Dunedin to west Otago and inland to central Otgao. The colonising movement in…
  • Trees in the working landscape A no-fuss approach gets results
    Vivienne McLean, November 2010
    The Farm Forestry Model is all about how trees and farming operations can work hand-in-hand to enhance overall productivity and sustainability. It is important to remember, however, that this does…

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