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A posse of horses and their riders headed up Mt Thomas during Kings Birthday weekend to raise funds for North Canterbury Rural Support Trust (NCRST), a charitable organisation which supports farmers and their families through tough times.

Organised by local dairy farm manager, Tessa Hazley, the group of over 30 riders raised $2000 and Rayonier Matariki Forests, who owns the 1400 hectare Mt Thomas forest, added another $1000 to the donation. 

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Tools were downed and the boots left at the door as Rayonier Matariki Forests held its Health & Safety kickoff events for the New Year.

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A generous neighbourly gesture has ensured that Dipton School will have a rainy day investment to help fund future improvements to the school.

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The next generation of foresters have got the health and wellbeing of New Zealand’s forestry industry in their sights and are playing an active role in improving outcomes for all foresters.

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Tucked away in a plantation forest on the East Coast of the North Island sits one of New Zealand’s most endangered plants.

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The inaugural Wahine in Forestry conference brought together more than 60 women from around New Zealand for the first ever women-only forestry conference, providing two days of connection, learning and inspiration.

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Rayonier Matariki Forests has been recognised by the International Council of Forestry and Paper Associations (ICFPA) in its 2023 Sustainability Progress Report for its conservation work with the Eastern brown kiwi.

Runners on Parihaka Trail Run

Only four weeks out from the annual BDO Parihaka Trail Run Cyclone Gabrielle put paid to the event with many of the tracks being damaged.

8 Mahuhu office opening

Before dawn, the Rayonier Matariki Forests team and their visitors assembled at the entrance to 8 Mahuhu Crescent, before being led upstairs to meet the kaumātua and representatives from central Tāmaki tangata whenua Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei for a dawn blessing of the new office space.