"It’s a privilege, not a right, that people chose to work for us. Its our duty to serve them well."

Kevin and Kylie Ihaka

Forest Protection Services is a great example of going beyond minimum standards and bringing a holistic approach to employee development.

REGION: Northland

SECTOR: Forestry

Forestry Protection Services has partnered with NorthTec and Te Matarau Education Trust to deliver its programme – called Tupu Ake. This offers rangatahi the opportunity to build qualifications and life skills while also providing full time paid work. The programme offers continuous employment during the year, while also offering a range of unique learning and development opportunities. These include the opportunity to attend training related to activities outside of the core duties of Forest Protection Services.