The Southern North Island Wood Council has hosted the 2024 Forestry Awards with over 300 people from the forestry community in the lower North Island. Gathered in Palmerston North on 10 May, 55 nominees across 12 categories were recognised for their contribution to the forestry sector.

Craigmore Sustainables is thrilled to join in celebrating the winners, in particular those working with us at Lagoon Hill forest in the Wairarapa who received awards. Huge congratulations to Jaden Clifford-Marsh, Clinton Buller, and the team at Keenan Forestry.

Jaden received the Emerging Talent of the Year Award. In only a short time on the job with Keenan Forestry, Jaden has earned the respect of his crew for his effort, commitment and initiative. He is pursuing his forestry apprenticeship with a view to a long-term career in the industry.

Clinton from Dalefield Transport has been recognised with the Distribution Excellence Award. Representing the best in log cartage standards, Clinton is also acknowledged for his consistent safe driving, emphasis on health and safety, and the wealth of knowledge he shares with the sector.

Keenan Forestry received the award for Training Excellence. Gavin and Janice Keenan have over 44 years of experience with the business split between harvesting operations and truck driving for cartage. What sets Keenan Forestry apart is their proactive and comprehensive approach to training, and their eagerness to take on young people with little to no experience, ensuring they receive training and mentorship to develop a passion for forestry.

Learn more about Craigmore’s forestry business.

Published: 16 May 2024