Image

Stihl our top wood chopper

4 April 2022
Top Axeman makes the cut for tilt at coveted 10th World Title – An emotional Jason Wynyard has cut his first step towards claiming a 10th world title by winning the 2022 New Zealand STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® National Championships in early March in Auckland.

Saturday’s victory means Wynyard has earned the right to represent New Zealand at the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World Championships in Sweden in October – a tournament he last won five years ago.

Since 2017 Wynyard has battled debilitating arthritis in his hip, but now following nearly three years break from fulltime competition – involving stem cell treatment and a hip replacement – the nine-times STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® world champion is on the comeback at the age of 48.

“I had this goal to try and qualify for the World Champs for some time now since hip replacement and stem cell treatment and it’s pretty cool to take that next step and qualify, but I realise that there’s a lot of work ahead of me,” says Wynyard.

An emotional Wynyard dedicated his victory to fellow international competitor, Martin Komarek of the Czech Republic, who was very well known to the New Zealand Timbersport community having competed here, who died tragically in a forestry workplace accident overseas this week.

The New Zealand STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® National Championships at Kumeu, West Auckland was contested across three divisions Men’s, Women’s and Rookie’s. Stace Hall, Marketing Manager for Stihl New Zealand says it was a wonderful achievement to hold this year’s national championship under challenging circumstances.

“Stihl is delighted to have been able to deliver this year’s competition, to allow these incredible athletes to show off their skill and commitment to the sport. Jason Wynyard is a wonderful ambassador for Stihl and for the sport in general. We wish him all the best for his tilt at a tenth STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® world title later this year,” says Hall.

More >>

Source: Scoop news

Read More
Image

Kea Aerospace achieves milestone in autonomous flight

Kea Aerospace has successfully completed a landmark BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) flight, demonstrating the capabilities of their advanced autonomous flight technology. The milestone UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) flight, conducted within Kea Aerospace’s Special Use Airspace, marks significant growth ...
Read more
Image

€100 m investment in wood-based EV batteries

Stora Enso Oyj is preparing to invest about €100 million in a pioneering project to use wood in electric vehicle batteries and offer an alternative to components currently made in China, according to its chief executive officer. The funds would ...
Read more
Image

First long-range electric trucks to New Zealand

Windrose Technology will work with Auckland based Etrucks® to bring the first long-range electric trucks to New Zealand. The Windrose E1400 6×4 semi tractor features extreme aerodynamic efficiency, with an industry low coefficient of drag of 0.2755. Combined with the ...
Read more
Image

DC Equipment Canada return Madill to B.C.

DC Equipment has announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility in Prince George, marking the return of Madill equipment production to British Columbia. The first machines to be produced at this facility will be the Madill 3000B Log Loaders, ...
Read more
Image

QLD budget weak on future timber material needs for housing

Queensland’s peak body for the forest and timber industry is warning of a looming building materials crisis by a lack of policy and budget measures for increasing future timber supply to help meet the state’s rising housing demand. “While we ...
Read more
Image

Kenworth unveils futuristic SuperTruck 2

Kenworth showcased its SuperTruck 2 demonstrator vehicle at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Las Vegas last month, a project developed over six years in collaboration with the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) SuperTruck programme. The aim of the project ...
Read more
Image

Key drivers to decarbonise heavy transport fleets

The industry was buzzing once again for the Wood Transport & Logistics 2024 event that ran last week in Rotorua, New Zealand. Well over 200 forestry and log transport companies from across Australasia, America and Europe, came to Rotorua to ...
Read more
Image

Rocket Lab launches climate science satellites

Rocket Lab, a global leader in launch services and space systems, today launched the first of two back-to-back launches for NASA’s PREFIRE (Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment) climate change-focused mission. ‘Ready, Aim, PREFIRE’ lifted-off from Rocket Lab Launch ...
Read more
Image

Hiringa launches hydrogen refuelling network

Taranaki-based green hydrogen developer Hiringa Energy has marked the opening of New Zealand’s first zero-emission green hydrogen refuelling network set to service heavy freight across the North Island. The initiative is the first of its kind in Australasia and was officially ...
Read more