Our People

Stewart Hyde

Ngati Raukawa / Ngati Maniapoto
(Managing Director / Operations Manager)
  • 40 years involvement in the Forest Industry
  • 1969 – 72 Golden Downs Woodsmen School (Nelson) learning about Forest Operations.
  • 1972 – 76 Forest Foreman – Management of wage and contract workforce (establishment & tending operations) East Lake Taupo Forest, Turangi.
  • 1976 – 1998 Owner operator / Managing Director, Hyde Forestry Contractors (establishment & tending operations).
  • 1998 – 2009 Managing Director / Partner CNI Forest Management Ltd (establishment & trading operations).
  • National Certificates in Forestry (Pruning/Thining/Planting). Rural Fire Crew Boss, Business Management Certificate, Woodsman Certificate.

Raymond Waiariki

Ngai Tuhoe / Ngai Te Ruatahuna
Managing Director/Operations
  • 40 years experience in the Forestry Industry.
  • 1966 – 1970 K.L.C Kaingaroa Logging Company (USA Firm).
  • 3yr Forestry Certificate (Murupora).
  • Operation – Machine Operator, Harvesting Crew Boss, Workshop, Wiki Rope Shop, Chain Shop, Sky Line Operations, Tractor and Skidder Operations, Felling 80yr old Crop Trees, Skid work.
  • Bulldozer, skidder & loader driver.
  • 1970 – Move to Rotorua.
  • Harvesting Crew Boss, production/thining, clear fell.
  • Operations in Kaingaroa Forest driving skidders, bulldozers, rubber tyre loaders, feller bunchers (Diggers with a felling head).
  • 1986 - Owner Operator/Managing Director Waiariki Forestry Contractors (establishment and tending operations).
  • 1998 – 2009 – Managing Director / Partner C.N.I Forest Management LTD in Pruning / Thining / Planting.
  • Crewsafe Standard Certificate (Senior Loggers Certificate) Rural Fire Crew Boss, Enviromental Workshop.

Betty Waiariki

Te Arawa/Ngati Kahungunu
Finance Manager
  • Thirteen years experience in the timber processing industry with Fletcher Timber/Tasman Lumbar Site Accountant.
  • Seven years experience with the Logging Industry Research Association (LIRA), the Logging Industry Research Organisation (LIRO), and Forest Research Institute and Interpine/LIRO as Finacial Controller/Secretary to Board of Management.
  • Financial Controller with NZ Maori Arts & Crafts Institute.
  • Cost Controller for Royal Lakeside Novotel.
  • Twenty years financial Controller for Waiariki Forestry Contractors Ltd.
  • NZ Certificate in Accounting, Pitmans.
  • Accounting, Australian Certificate in Accounting, forest Operations Management.
  • 9 years with CNI Forest Management Limited as Finance Manager.


Rowan Monk

Health, Safety and Training Co-ordinator.
  • 14 years involvement in the forestry industry
  • 1992 – 1995 3 years ground based harvesting.
  • 1996 – 2005 9 years managing director of A1 silviculture & Supreme forestry services.
  • 2004 – 2006 2 years managing director Prestige Sawmilling.
  • 2008 – 2010 National diploma in forestry (Forest management).
  • National certificate in Pruning.
  • National Certificate in Health and Safety level 3.