Nelson Forests has many great stories to tell about the work of its contractors and staff. If you are a member of the media who is interested in writing or broadcasting a forestry-related story we look forward to hearing from you.

Media contact:

Lees Seymour, Managing Director of Nelson Forests Ltd via info@nelsonforests.com

 

Plenty to celebrate as Nelson Forests ownership changes

By Jacquie Walters, John Cohen-Du Four and Sandrine Marrassé. Photography by Tim Cuff and Karaena Vincent

by dpadmin on 1st November 2018
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Nelson Forests and OneForty One, New Zealand

Lees Seymour, Managing Director of Nelson Management Ltd, Linda Sewell, CEO of OneFortyOne, and Chair of the Board for OneFortyOne, John Gilleland

Nelson Management Ltd (NML), the management company for Nelson Forests, has much to celebrate.  Nelson Forests was recently acquired by Australian forest and timber processing company OneFortyOne (OFO) in a move that delighted NML's management and the new owner alike and is already set to provide strong benefits to the Nelson Tasman and Marlborough communities. 

“It’s not a marriage but it feels like a match made in heaven,” says Lees Seymour, Managing Director of NML. “OFO understand our business and our culture and values are very alike.”

Managing Director of Nelson Management Ltd, Lees Seymour and CEO of OneFortyOne Linda Sewell

   

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OneFortyOne announces intention to purchase Manuka Island forest estate

By Lees Seymour, Nelson Management Ltd. Photography by Tim Cuff

by dpadmin on 13th September 2018
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13 September 2018

Australian forestry company, OneFortyOne (OFO) has announced its intention to purchase the Manuka Island forest estate in the Wairau Valley near Blenheim. The proposed purchase is now being reviewed by the Overseas Investment Office. The Manuka Island estate is approximately 2000 hectares of forest and currently owned by Merrill and Ring. Manuka Island will be integrated and managed as one forest estate by Nelson Management Ltd, the management company for Nelson Forests.    

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Media Release

By Lees Seymour, Nelson Management Ltd. Photography by Tim Cuff

by dpadmin on 10th September 2018
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OneFortyOne marks purchase settlement with the announcement of two significant new initiatives

The new owner of Nelson Forests OneFortyOne (OFO) has marked the settlement of its purchase with the announcement of two significant new initiatives – the establishment of a substantial fund for sedimentation research and a school leaver programme that will provide trade apprenticeships at Nelson Forests’ Kaituna Sawmill near Blenheim.

Managing Director of Nelson Management Ltd, Lees Seymour and CEO of OneFortyOne Linda Sewell

Nelson Forests has committed $500,000 to its new sedimentation research fund and has already engaged with researchers at Cawthron Institute and Landcare Research, although it expects to develop collaborations with researchers at other organisations over time.  

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Nelson Forests and science together demonstrate environmental stewardship

By John Cohen-Du Four - Photography by Tim Cuff

by dpadmin on 1st September 2018
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Environmental Management System (EMS) training for Fraser Mechanical Logging.  Pictured from left to right are Craig Mant, Doug Cooper, Jason Hollyman, Mike Green, Stu Jarry, Sam Cullen and Kevin Williams

With their recent big tick from the Forestry Stewardship Council's® (FSC®) annual independent Environmental Management audit, Nelson Forests are showing they walk their talk when it comes to continuous improvement in environmental stewardship.  

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Big boost for Waimarama Sanctuary from Nelson Forests

By John Cohen-Du Four. Images from Brook Waimarama Sanctuary

by dpadmin on 10th July 2018
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  Imagine a vast swathe of pristine pre-European native bush; a huge area with absolutely no introduced predators — no rats, stoats, possums, feral cats. A place where New Zealand’s unique and endangered wildlife can thrive, especiallyour wonderful bird species. Where you can find populations of Toutouwai (South Island Robin), Tītipounamu (Rifleman), Ngirungiru (Tomtit), Pīwakawaka (Fantail), Kererū (NZ Pigeon), Korimako (Bellbird), Tauhou (Silvereye) and Kārearea (NZ Falcon) and Tui.  

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Latest Nelson Tasman forestry mechanisation enhances worker safety

By John Cohen-Du Four, Photography by Tim Cuff

by dpadmin on 30th April 2018
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As a company at the very forefront of the New Zealand forestry industry's drive towards safer work practices, Nelson Management Ltd (NML), who manage Nelson Forests, is continuously seeking new ways to ensure worker safety. Two recent innovations embraced by the company are at either end of the size spectrum:massive cable-assist harvesters, and small, lightweight drones.  

Picture by Tim Cuff 5 April 2018 - Ken Green's logging crew in action near Mount Duppa, Nelson, New Zealand 

     

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Scholarship programme seeds success

By Jacquie Walters Photograpahy by Tim Cuff

by dpadmin on 11th April 2018
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Nelson’s Christoph Riedel has a long-standing passion for trees, the timber they produce, and the way they look. To some extent it runs in the family; one of his great-great-grandfathers worked as a forester in Germany and one of his great-grandfathers was a sawmiller in Zimbabwe. "I’m just learning as much as I can about everything. I’m focusing on whatever’s in front of me.”    

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Australian OneFortyOne Plantations to acquire Nelson Forests

by Nigel Brabyn on 1st December 2017
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Australian forestry company, OneFortyOne Plantations (OFO) is pleased to confirm that it has signed an agreement to acquire one of New Zealand’s leading forestry businesses, Nelson Forests.     Commenting on the proposed acquisition, OneFortyOne Plantation’s Chief Executive Officer, Linda Sewell said; “Nelson Forests is recognised as being one of New Zealand’s best run forestry businesses and an established leader in safe and sustainable forest management.”    

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Nelson Forests logging drivers look back with pleasure

By John Cohen-Du Four

by dpadmin on 1st November 2017
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2017 saw the retirement of two of Nelson Forests' longest-serving drivers - Gary Gardiner of Waimea Contract Carriers and Pete Friend from Stuart Drummond Transport.  

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Taking the pulse of change

By Sandrine Marrassé

by dpadmin on 1st September 2017
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Sometimes the significant shifts in an industry are best seen by looking at the way a particular role has changed over time.  We spoke with Quality and Value coordinator for Nelson Management Ltd (NML)* Joan Lang about the massive changes she has seen in her role over the past 10 years.  

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