Forestry Safety Review Panel saddened by recent death
Independent Forestry Safety Review Panel saddened by recent
The Independent Forestry Safety Review Panel was
saddened to hear of the death of a Wakefield man crushed by
a log while doing maintenance work. “We extend our
sympathies to his family, friends and community” Panel
Chair George Adams said.
Mr Adams said, “This accident
is a deeply regrettable reminder of how dangerous felling
trees and dealing with cut logs can be. Although we don't
know the circumstances of this tragedy we urge people
undertaking tasks involving logs to exercise extreme caution
and to be mindful of the risks.”
The Panel released a
consultation document on safety in the forestry sector
yesterday. Panel members are encouraging everyone with an
interest in the issue to make a submission. The document can
be accessed at www.ifsr.co.nz
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>