Ride a log truck

Allan Bryant guides his log truck up Waipa State Mill Road to the Whakarewarewa weighbridge to check through a load of pine from a farm wood lot near the river.

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From here he’s off to the Port of Tauranga where the logs will be exported.

Forestry forms the centrepiece of the central North Island economy and lines the banks of the Waikato and its tributaries. It’s better for wildlife than open farmland, as ponga and ferns form an understorey and provide shelter and shade to native species. When forestry blocks are converted to pasture, however, there is a serious risk of erosion into waterways and contributes to further nutrient loading downstream.

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