#Hear4U was a winner on the night at the 2021 Eastland Forestry Awards winning the Good Deed Award!
Ian Brown of Woodhill Consultancy was the convenor of judges at this year’s awards and spoke at the awards night on behalf of the other judges — Jeff Cornwall of H & S NewZealand Limited and Alan Paulson of Tairawhiti Timber Training Limited. Ian thanked the industry for its enthusiastic approach to the awards this year. He said the judges were blown away by the quality, quantity and diversity of the nominations. In previous years the nominations have mainly been submitted by the forest owners/ managers. This year the majority of nominations came from contractor principals and their staff. Also of significance was that 30 percent of the nominees were female, well up on previous years, demonstrating a growing recognition of the diversity within the industry.
Winners of each category were warmly applauded by the audience of 500 on awards night. However, it was important to also acknowledge all 64 nominees and congratulate them on the outstanding mahi (work) they had done.