September 3rd, 2013

Congratulations to our winner of the $5000 STIHL prize

Aaron Ngatoro of Dewes Contractors in Gisborne was the lucky winner of $5,000 worth of STIHL gear thanks to his participation in our Customer Satisfaction Survey. Aaron said it felt great to win and it was as though “Christmas had come early!”

Dewes Contractors Ltd has been Logging on the East Coast of the North Island since 1990 and specialise in big tower (110ft tall) Berger Haulers (Berger is the make, imported from the U.S.A.). Dewes is contracted to a number of forestry companies, notably, Rayonier, Hikurangi Forest Farms, Ernslaw One and Olsens.

Dewes has training agreements with Competenz for 95% of their 50 employees, and say they are very pleased Aaron, a Crew Foreman, won the prize, as STIHL has always been a product popular with their employees. Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey.

The response was excellent and we received valuable feedback, ideas and comments which are now being reviewed. The responses will enable us to ensure that we can best meet the needs of learners and employers across the whole industry. We will present a detailed report at the stakeholder meeting on the 13th September and a summary report in our next newsletter.