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The Gisborne Photo News




Hikurangi Forest Farms are committed to increase the safety, quality and overall professionalism of its workforce as part of meeting the needs of their customers. Quality pruning, thinning and harvesting leads to higher quality logs, better milling options and happier customers. To this end H.F.F. presented Most Valuable Contractor Awards at a function held at the Cosmopolitan Club. The Performance Crew Shield was won by Peter Adlam's Crew who consistently maintained high standards of professionalism.

Originally Hikurangi Forest Farms was a joint venture with BP and the Fletcher Challenge Group. Presently Hikurangi Forest Farms, along with other Fletcher Forestry organisations, is becoming 100% Fletcher owned and will be known in future (1 st January 1996) as Fletcher Challenge Forest - Gisborne.


Guest speakers Dr Wink Sutton (currently Director of Forestry Research & Strategy for Fletcher Challenge), Dallas Seymour (Capt. Hawkes Bay, NZ Rugby Sevens & an All Black) with Robert Porter, Edward Hooper, Kara Porter, Peter Adlam, Claude Riki, Wai Koia and HFF Area Manager Harry Ashby.


M T & G Leach Forest Contractors with their award. The Team: Ray Hammond (left), Mohi Leach, John Munroe, Mana Tuhoe, Sam Mikara, Chris Semmens, Dale Hapi, Dean Taukamoand Robert Tuapawa with, in front, Levi Leach (left), baby Nathan Tuhoe and Gloria Leach.


Hikurangi Forest Farm staff present for the inaugural Awards: Murray Olsen (left) Operation Co-ordinator, Jody Thompson Operations Co-ordinator, Wai Koia Operations Co-ordinator, Harry Ashby Area Manager, Bill Wray Operations Manager, Warren Payne Operations Co-ordinator and Sandra Richardson Office Administrator.