Northland’s Michelle Harrison Forestry Awards trainee of the year

New Zealand Herald
October 11, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: International

Michelle Harrison

Michelle Harrison takes health and safety in the forestry industry very seriously. The 35-year-old, who won Trainee of the Year at this year’s Northland Forestry Awards, also looks out for kiwi during log harvesting. …She has always worked with her husband, Nigel, in forestry, and two years ago the couple started their own logging crew, Wise on Wood Ltd. …Michelle said being a female in the forestry industry was not always easy and to receive the Trainee of the Year award was recognition for the hard work she had put in over the years. …”The job is very challenging but also rewarding. In the 20ha block there were eight kiwi with transmitters, and we have managed to keep them all safe, plus discovered and caught three more,” she said.

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