The Weighbridge Company Ltd

In 2005 the Lake Taupō and Lake Rotoaira Forest Trusts invested in the construction of a weighbridge on land adjacent to State Highway 1 in the northern part of Lake Taupō Forest. The two Trusts own this asset shared 75 per cent LTFT: 25 per cent LRFT.

Logging trucks leaving Lake Taupō and and Lake Rotoaira Forests are weighed at this weighbridge to calculate the volume (cubic metres) of logs being shipped. Prior to the construction of this weighbridge, we (the Crown and Trusts) were paying large sums to use a range of private weighbridges across the region. The Weighbridge Co. Ltd now charges the forests to use the weighbridge – a cost which is shared between the Crown and the Trusts – with profits going back to the two forest trusts.

The weighbridge is regularly audited to ensure it meets the ‘weights and measures’ regulations.

The Directors of The Weighbridge Company Ltd are Geoff Thorp and Judy Harris.