Interpine Forestry Innovation is based upon a committed management team of professional foresters and backed up by qualified technicians and data analysts that provide credible solutions for forestry-based companies. By basing our core business in the central hub of New Zealand forestry since 1983, Interpine has been able to develop contemporary and applicable ideas, systems and services that have greatly benefited the local, national and international forest industries.
Interpine Forestry Innovation still carries strong families values that are reflected in our determination to offer win-win projects and relationships with our clients. Interpine employs a fulltime staff of 45 employees throughout New Zealand.
Interpine leadership and staff are proud of their Maori heritage and the influence it brings to the business culture. Interpine believes our Maori values in oranga wairua, oranga whanau, oranga whenua will survive any circumstance if we can continue to embrace our role as kaitiaki, the primary focus being the health and wellbeing of all peoples. These values are infused into Interpine services strengthening our commitment to all those we work with; a unique characteristic that sets Interpine apart. The long term retention of these values is underwritten with the founder Mike King (Nga Puhi/Te Rarawa) and General Manager David Herries (Nga Ruahine). Interpine sees the dawn of Maori assuming a greater role in the future of the nation’s economic development, and the importance of unfolding a balance to ensure intergenerational economic wealth of our communities and their natural resources.
He po kua moea, Ao ake ano, Kei te hura hura te ata
(a night has been slept, comes the dawn, the morning is unfolding)
The Interpine logo of the fern fron among the tree of the forest depicts our Maori connection to the land that new beginnings and initiatives emerge from the people that will ensure the land and trees are managed and cared for future generations.
Interpine maintain environmentally sound business practices while responsibly managing consumption and waste during daily operations. This includes recycling consumable materials from our operations.
Worksafe Accredited Heath and Safety
Interpine is committed to the safety of its operations and implements an accredited tertiary level ACC Worksafe Health & Safety Management system. Interpine’s most recent ACC audit procedure was completed in January 2012 with outstanding results. Find out more...
Quality Management System
Interpine has had a quality assurance code since 1993. This continues to ensure that quality systems, procedures and policies are established for all operations. These align with the statutory regulations of the Bush Code, Labour Department Act, Resource Management, OSH and Transport Department Regulations of New Zealand. In addition, as of mid 2014 Interpine has initiated a process for implementing Quality Management Systems compliant with ISO 9001.
Staff Development and Training
Interpine is committed to the continuous improvement program for all business activities and employees. All Interpine employees either hold or under training for relevant industry tertiary qualifications or NZQA unit standards. Operations staff are all part of the FITEC training plan requiring a minimum of twenty credits to be gained in each twelve-month period from commencing employment. Professional foresters and consultants are all members of the NZ Institute of Forestry.
Research and Innovation
Interpine is committed to "shaping the forestry of today with the technology of tomorrow" Our research and innovation has set Interpine apart from other industry providers. Interpine has been a leader in development of step change technology for almost 30 years. This started from early beginnings with the development of custom pruning equipment and developing some of the first industry qualifications for the forest industry as a private training establishment under NZQA, to then leading the industry into step change with electronic data capture, log making (bucking) handheld optimisation (Timbertech) and 3D bench scanning equipment (Logmaister). This continues with the current team developing forest inventory techniques, carbon analysis systems, and working in harvesting and wood quality research.
Community and Industry Involvement
Interpine maintain close links with the local community through membership with the Rotorua Chamber of Commerce. Interpine also supports the local Central North Island section of the NZ Institute of Forestry with our General Manager, David Herries being the local chair since 2008. Interpine is also an active consultant member and research provider for Future Forests Research (FFR), which is an exciting partnership between the New Zealand forest industry and New Zealand’s primary forest research organisation, Scion Research.