Business Rural Summer 2021

54 | Delivering service that’s second to none Karen Phelps A muri Helicopters is proud to have been provid- ing agricultural services to the North Canter- bury area and wider New Zealand region since its inception making it one of the most experienced agricultural helicopter operators in the country. “We understand the challenges associated with farming, the nature of noxious weed control and en- suring control operations are effective. That’s why we invest in the latest technology and ongoing staff development to ensure that the opera- tion takes place within the required time frame to get the most cost effective fertiliser or chemical application for our clients,” says company chief executive officer Tony Michelle. Examples of the technology the company employs include aircraft fitted with the latest TracMap flight 3 GPS guidance systems, drift reduction nozzles, half-boom selection for spot spraying, spot guns for individual bushes and fertiliser and seed application buckets. But it’s not just about the technology; it’s also about making sure it’s in top condition to do the job. For example spray and fertiliser equipment is regularly calibrated and pattern tested to ensure precision product placement, says Tony. “This means we can provide a wide range of selected chemical to our clients and ensures our cli- ent’s get excellent value for money with no surplus product being left on farm.” Tony started Amuri Helicopters in 1989. His quali- fications and standing in the industry has provided the backbone the successful company has been established on. He is immediate past chairman of the NZ Agricultural Aviation Association (NZAAA), a former committee member of the NZ Helicopter Association (NZHA) and council member of Aviation NZ (AvNZ). Now Tony says his talented team are focused on delivering service second to none to the company’s diverse range of clients. Amuri Helicopters provides predominantly aerial agricultural services to North Canterbury. Opera- tions are conducted from the company’s Hanmer Springs base and also include air transport/charter, fire fighting, lifting, DOC concession, frost control, stock mustering and fire lighting. RURAL SERVICES » Amuri Helicopters 027 333 7933 Need boron on your forest? Whether you just need to ask some questions, or want to get an order under- way, contact us and we'll help you out! Designed for NZ forestry, by an NZ forester. Andebor Forestry Boron A special delivery arrives at Arthur’s Pass Hut. ALL YOUR TYRE NEEDS | WHATEVER YOUR NEEDS 24 HOUR MOBILE FLEET SERVICES North Canterbury Tyre Services Ltd Phone Greg 027 491 1190 Office 0800 473 478 • Farmers • Contractors • Buses • Cars • Trucks • Loaders • 4X4 • Lawnmowers • Quads