[9 April/The Country]

On 25 March, the Woodville Log Rail Exchange unloaded 1,500 tonnes of logs off trucks from Manawatu and reloaded them onto railway wagons for the port of Napier. The Forest Owners Marketing Services operation harvests and transports logs from rural properties to a port for export. Executive Director for FOMS, Marcus Musson, said Woodville was an ideal location being central between Manawatu and Napier. Seven railway wagons can be loaded at Woodville each day and the surplus is stacked ready for the next day. Mr Musson added that Woodville would continue to be busy and the company was harvesting as much as it had ever done before.