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PF Olsen Partners with Tuhoe to Provide Work Experience

PF Olsen was pleased to have the opportunity to offer Krissy Doherty of Tuhoe, work experience in the Forestry Industry in the form of a Summer Internship. During the Internship Krissy worked with various people and departments at PF Olsen and gained valuable insights into the many facets of production forest management in New Zealand.

Some excerpts from Krissy's report are reprinted below, courtesy of the Waikaremoana Maori Trust Board

"The 2010 Summer Internship with PF Olsen Ltd has been an invaluable learning experience. Forest Management has many specialised and varied parts to its whole, and each separate department within PF Olsen Ltd's organisation are meticulously managed and coordinated to achieve a highly professional Forest Management service.

"My impression of PF Olsen Ltd's organisation is highly professional. The Founder and Senior Management have created a positive culture within its organisation, where all staff, in each department and levels of responsibility work as a team, there is no division between the layers of management. PF Olsen Ltd has employed highly qualified and experienced staff that all enjoy their work, which promotes a pleasant and productive working environment. I have enjoyed my working experience with PF Olsen Ltd, and I have been impressed with the PF Olsen Group. My knowledge and experience of the Forestry Industry had been very limited, this Summer Internship has provided me with the opportunity to look at all aspects of Forest Management and work alongside really talented people. From this experience I would like to be a part of Forest Management."

Thanks for those encouraging words, Krissy.

"Krissy was a pleasure to have in our team, and its great that it has nurtured her interest to pursue a career in forestry", says Peter Clark, PF Olsen's CEO. "The industry will benefit from more young people choosing forestry as a career option. In particular, PF Olsen support more Maori participation in managerial roles as a process of increasing Maori self-management of its increasing investment in NZ forestry."