Awards Categories

Award Purpose/Eligibility
Training Excellence

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NZ Apprentice of the Year
Certificate

This award recognises an individual's commitment to self-development and skill achievement through the modern apprenticeship programme.

To be eligible for this award the apprentice must:

  • Demonstrate a successful and purposeful commitment to personal development through industry training. This includes a consistent training programme, culture and vision
  • Have a Competenz training history of at least 2 years
  • Have their nomination supported by the General Manager/Managing Director/CEO or company principal

NB: Training provider organisations are not eligible for this award

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Trainee of the Year
Certificate

This award recognises an individual's commitment to self-development and skill achievement through industry training.

To be eligible for this award the trainee must:

  • Demonstrate commitment to self-development and skill achievement through industry training
  • Have completed a minimum of 1 National Certificate in the training year 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018
  • Be employed in the wood industry at the time of nomination
  • Have their nomination supported by the General Manager/Managing Director/CEO or company principal

NB: Modern Apprentices who are in a continuing Modern Apprenticeships programme or who completed their Modern Apprenticeship during the training year are not eligible

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Training Company/ Contractor of the Year
Certificate

This award recognises a company/contractor that demonstrate a successful and purposeful commitment to people development through industry training. The winner can demonstrate a consistent training programme, culture and vision.

To be eligible for this award the company must:

  • Demonstrate a successful and purposeful commitment to people development through industry training. This includes a consistent training programme, culture and vision
  • Have a Competenz training history of at least 2 years. The company endorsement of Competenz training is evident through the Competenz training history of their employees
  • Have their nomination supported by the General Manager/Managing Director/CEO or similar of the nominating organisation

NB: Training provider organisations are not eligible for this award

Skilled Professionals

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Forestry Excellence Award (Individual involved in establishment, silviculture, fire)
Certificate

This award recognises an individual who works within one of these areas across the forestry operations chain and demonstrates excellence beyond best practise guidelines.

To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output
  • Demonstrate productivity in their work output
  • Show evidence of on-going training
  • Comply to environmental and health & safety practises
  • Be recognised by their peers and employers
  • Show good character with being positive, honest and reliable

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Roading Excellence Award (Individual)
Certificate

This award recognises an individual who demonstrates an excellence across a range of skills within the roading establishment chain beyond best practise guidelines.

To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output
  • Demonstrate productivity in their work output
  • Show evidence of on-going training
  • Comply to environmental and health & safety practises
  • Be recognised by their peers and employers
  • Show good character with being positive, honest and reliable

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Harvesting Excellence Award (Individual involved in harvesting crew)
Certificate

This award recognises an individual who demonstrates an excellence across a range of skills within harvesting beyond best practise guidelines.

To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output
  • Demonstrate productivity in their work output
  • Show evidence of on-going training
  • Comply to environmental and health & safety practises
  • Be recognised by their peers and employers
  • Show good character with being positive, honest and reliable

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Distribution Excellence Award (individual involved as log truck drivers, dispatch, Port Workers)
Certificate

This award recognises an individual who works within one of these areas across the distribution chain and demonstrates excellence beyond best practise guidelines.

To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output
  • Demonstrate productivity in their work output
  • Show evidence of on-going training
  • Comply to environmental and health & safety practises
  • Be recognised by their peers and employers
  • Show good character with being positive, honest and reliable

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Wood Processing Excellence Award
(Individual)

Certificate

This award recognises an individual who demonstrates an excellence across a range of skills within the wood processing chain beyond best practise guidelines.

To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output
  • Demonstrate productivity in their work output
  • Show evidence of on-going training
  • Comply to environmental and health & safety practises
  • Be recognised by their peers and employers
  • Show good character with being positive, honest and reliable

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Construction Excellence Award (Individual)

Certificate

This award recognises an individual who works in the roading crew and is specific to excavator and bulldozer operators and and demonstrates excellence beyond best practice guidelines.

To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Demonstrate a high level of Health, Safety and Environmental compliance and awareness
  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output and productivity
  • Demonstrate that they know how to form new or upgrade exisitng roads managing both the materials and the equipment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of local circumstances including weather and location
  • Show evidence of on-going training
  • Be recognised by their peers and employees
  • Show good character with being positive, honest and reliable
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Faller Excellence Award (individual)
Certificate

This award recognises an individual who works in felling trees either with mechanical or manual operations and demonstrates excellence beyond best practice guidelines.

To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output and productivity
  • Must have a good working knowledge of local harvesting rules & regulations
  • Demonstrate that they know how to use efficient felling and logging techniques
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of local circumstances including weather and location
  • Show evidence of on-going training
  • Comply to environmental and health & safety practices
  • Be recognised by their peers and employees
  • Show good character with being positive, honest and reliable 

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Pavement Excellence Award (Individual)
Certificate

This award recognises an individual who works in the roading crew and it specific to operators of compaction equipment, grader and metal truck operators and demonstrates excellence beyond best practice guidelines.

To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Demonstrate a high level of Health, Safety and Environmental compliance and awareness
  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output and productivity
  • Demonstrate that they know how to design and construct pavements at minimum cost and at  acceptable level of Maintenance
  • Demonstrate a level of local circumstances including weather and location
  • Show evidence of on-going training
  • Be recognised by their peers and employees
  • Show good character with being positive, honest and reliable
Industry Excellence

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Contractor of the Year
(covers all supply chains including logging, roading, silviculture and distribution)

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This award recognises the entire team or company which provides outstanding service to the forestry industry.

To be eligible for this award the team/company must:

  • Deliver with conviction in areas of production, health & safety, and human resource management
  • Deliver their service with a quality output
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Be endorsed by forest owner or manager

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Outstanding H&S Management Award
Trophy

This award recognises performance of an individual or company that demonstrates above and beyond the general compliance of health and safety policies and regulations within the forestry industry.

To be eligible for this award the individual/company must:

  • Meet the baseline Health & Safety standards as per the Approved Code of Practice for Health & Safety in forest operations and Competenz Best Practise Guidelines
  • Have possibly managed a specific event with outstanding merit
  • Have possibly demonstrated a new or innovative health & safety product which will be of advantage to industry

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Outstanding Regional Service Performance Award
Trophy

This award recognises a business or individual who provides goods or professional services to the forest industry and who is not directly involved in the production or distribution parts of the forestry industry.

It would include those that assist industry ie: consultants, finance, maintenance engineering/mechanical, goods provisions, training, insurance or medical. The credibility would be built around a service provider being able to demonstrate:

  • they provided exemplary service,
  • they were responsive to the customer's needs,
  • their staff showed high skill levels because of the training received,
  • the company implemented customer focused systems to ensure the customer got what was required

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Outstanding Environmental Management Award
Trophy

This award recognises performance of an individual or company that demonstrates above and beyond the general compliance of environmental management rules and regulations within the forestry industry.

To be eligible for this award the individual/company must:

  • Meet the baseline environmental standards as per the RMA and NZ Environmental Code of Practice
  • As well as NZ Forest Owners Policies and other standards like FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)
  • ave possibly managed a specific event with outstanding merit
  • Have possibly demonstrated a new or innovative product which will benefit the industry environment

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Skilled Professional of the Year
Trophy (Major Award)

This award recognises an individual for leading in their field of expertise, demonstrating excellence in professional skills, attitude & attributes recognised by their peers and employers and of genuine good character.

To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Have been awarded one of the following certificates from this EWC Forestry Awards
    1. Forestry Excellence Award
    2. Roading Excellence Award
    3. Harvesting Excellence Award
    4. Distribution Excellence Award
    5. Wood Processing Excellence Award
    6. Construction Excellence Award
    7. Faller Excellence Award
    8. Pavement Excellence Award