Over the last little while there has been comment in the media in relation to both kauri dieback and the use of 1080 poison to control predators in New Zealand’s indigenous forests. I thought I would comment on both.
This is my last Thorpe’s Thoughts before I step down as General Manager of the NZIF next month to concentrate on my other day job with Pentarch Forestry. My appointment was a first for the NZIF and I understand the Council will be considering its next steps in February. I am a strong believer in the role of the NZIF, it’s contribution to the forestry profession and the opportunity it offers members and others to associate. My thanks to all who have provided guidance and support during my time in the role.
As the year draws to a close I would like to recognise many of those who have contributed to the successful running of the Institute.
I would first like to thank the management and administration team of Tim and Natalie for all the work they have done to ensure that day-to-day the NZIF runs smoothly. The role they play to facilitate connections between members, and between the NZIF and other organisations is vital.
I would also like to recognise Tim’s significant contribution to the Registration Scheme, firstly as Registrar and then through the completion of a comprehensive revision of the Procedures Manual and Policies for Registered members. Tim has tendered his resignation from the role of General Manager and his last day with NZIF will be 14th February next year. I would like to wish him the very best for the future.
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