The Department of Forestry and Resource Management is currently the largest vocational forestry training institute in New Zealand.
This department has purpose-built facilities in The Waiariki National Centre of Excellence for the Forest and Wood Industry, a new Timber Industry Wood Manufacturing Centre, and a timber testing laboratory and gasification plant. We offer qualifications in the following subject areas:
- Environmental Studies
- Forestry Operations
- Forest Management
- Wood Manufacturing
- Occupational Health and Safety
State of the art technology
Students learn in a hands-on environment with access to specialist computer simulation software relating to forest mapping, forest operations, saw doctoring, machining, and other related applications. On-site is a commercial sawmill, as well as three wood processing workshops and a saw doctors workshop. The forest and wood industry has a huge influence on our community and needs skilled employees now to keep up with the demands of the growing industry.
Department of Forestry and Resource Management
Position: Head of Department, Forestry and Resource Management
Qualifications: Bachelor of Forestry Science, Canterbury University;
Graduate Diploma in Accounting, Victoria University of Wellington;
Efficiency Decoration, New Zealand Army;
New Zealand Defence Service Medal, New Zealand Army
Profile: Jeremy has been associated with the Forest and Wood Industry for over 35 years, since joining the New Zealand Forest Service as a Forester Trainee in 1975. Since then he has worked in numerous technical and management roles within this sector, including 12 years in senior management positions in the timber preservation industry in both New Zealand and Australia.
Jeremy is also a keen cyclist and an active national road and track Commissaire and an international Mountain Bike Commissaire. He is passionate about giving back to the community as an active member of Rotary International and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry.
Position: Programme Area Leader, Forest Operations
Position: Associate Professor, Resource Management
Committee: Waiariki Research Committee
Qualifications: Member of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry, the IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG), and Member IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA)
Profile: Craig has been associated with conservation, resource and environmental management for almost 30 years. He taught conservation biology and ecology in Fiji at the University of the South Pacific, worked at the Department of Conservation as a Biodiversity Programme Manager, and even taught dog handlers about canine physiology and behaviour. His work interests include the impact of invasive species on fragile ecosystems and restoration ecology. Craig has also worked in Austria, South Africa and the United Kingdom, including at London Zoo.
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Page last updated: 01 Aug 2014