Logs to Lyttelton?

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Logs to Lyttelton?

Postby madras » Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:23 pm

Saw a surprising number of logs on a Lyttelton bound train (from either Main South or Midland) a while ago.

I didn't think there were any rail connected forestry blocks that have Lyttelton as their closest port?
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Re: Logs to Lyttelton?

Postby luke.xensen » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:10 pm

Logs have long been loaded out of Stillwater near Greymouth. did see pic from MSL train, not where they came from.
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Re: Logs to Lyttelton?

Postby Gibbo » Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:25 pm

I regularly check the Lyttleton Port Co. website & look at the 'log yard' webcam... have noticed what seems to be quite a lot more logs coming into the yard by rail. I understood that they had been coming from Stillwater but that they are trucked there from south of Hokitika as KR didn't have capacity on the branch service to load them out of Hokitika. Perhaps now with the advent of a 2nd branch service they are loading them out of Hokitika & getting more of them!?! I understand there's also a swag of windblown logs to be removed from south Westland forests.
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Re: Logs to Lyttelton?

Postby Islander » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:48 am

Gibbo wrote: I understand there's also a swag of windblown logs to be removed from south Westland forests.

Are they native timber? I think it is illegal to export unprocessed native logs.
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Re: Logs to Lyttelton?

Postby Gibbo » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:50 pm

Islander wrote:
Gibbo wrote: I understand there's also a swag of windblown logs to be removed from south Westland forests.

Are they native timber? I think it is illegal to export unprocessed native logs.


Yeah you might be right, guess they're probably pines. IIRC the Govt has passed some sort of legislation allowing the one-off removal of native windblown trees but that's probably nothing to do with the logs railed to POL.
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Re: Logs to Lyttelton?

Postby Kahukowhai » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:13 pm

madras wrote:Saw a surprising number of logs on a Lyttelton bound train (from either Main South or Midland) a while ago.

I didn't think there were any rail connected forestry blocks that have Lyttelton as their closest port?


It depends entirely on what port calls the logging ships make. Even if the logs were from Southland the shipping line might elect only to call at Lyttelton.
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