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A dream team scheme

Ktm silviculture contracts in Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay plantation forests through ground preparation, seedling planting and tree pruning and thinning.

The business has won numerous awards for looking after the safety and mental health of its diverse teams, including 11 migrant Fijian workers .This is all based on manaakitanga - showing hospitality, kindness and respect to others.

“What I’ve learned is looking after the physical, mental and cultural wellbeing of our workers produces people who repay with loyalty, hard work and a great crew culture,” says co-owner Troy Mason, pictured.

Safetree videos of KTM’s Fijian workers’ experiences have had more than 350,000 views…and a flood of would-be workers.

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Power to their people

Mills-Albert Limited provides civil construction and forest harvesting services for public and private sectors across the North Island from a Paraparaumu base.

Its comprehensive wellbeing programme implemented in March 2022 provides integrated support long after its people finish their day, while creating a workplace that is both rewarding and a dignified place to work.

“We’re growing our workforce while maintaining no notifiable incidents along with higher productivity and customer satisfaction,” says GM, Paul Albert, pictured.

Mills Albert’s strategy epitomises its values that ‘We are One’ as a whanau because we take pride in the exceptional mahi our people put into their work.


Mills-Albert Limited

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NZTM manufactures and sells stainless-steel tubing, carbon steel tubing and horticultural products locally and to Australia and the USA.

Alignment of its production systems to ISO9001 (Quality) and ISO45001 (Health and Safety) standards, an enhanced safety culture and employee participation in continuous improvement has helped free the workplace from serious harm for many years.

“Working as a team we initiate and innovate new ideas, and everyone is encouraged to suggest ideas to improve health and safety,” says quality assurance manager Raj Rajakumaran, pictured.

Even with some older heavy engineering processes, and workers, NZTM has risen to the challenge of creating an accident-free environment.


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