Welcome to the ​Southern North Island Wood Council, providing a collective voice for the forestry sector in Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu, Wairarapa, Tararua and Wellington.

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12 hours ago
Competenz

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Free apprenticeships and industry training coming 01 July 2020.

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14 hours ago
How To: Plant Cypress

Tips and tricks for how to effectively plant Cypress in New Zealand. New Zealand Farm Forestry Website: https://www.nzffa.org.nz/ New Zealand Farm Forestry F...

18 hours ago
Improving Regional Descriptions of Plantations and Small Woodlots -Indufor

Indufor, Scion and the School of Forestry, University of Canterbury are currently developing new methods to improve regional descriptions of...

18 hours ago
Roger Partridge: Shane Jones's forestry Bill will strangle investment, harm economy

COMMENT: Jones' Bill runs counter to the best interests of forest owners.

1 day ago
Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarships

Te Uru Rākau Forestry Scholarships aim to increase the number of highly-trained Māori and women entering the forestry sector.

2 days ago
Gavin Evans: Crunch coming for forestry policy

Comment: MPs considering rushed and flawed legislation.

3 days ago
China log demand picks up on restart but not to last-year levels. Recent price bounce over quickly. All eyes on China's domestic recovery. Neither India, nor domestic demand show much prospect

China log demand picks up on restart but not to last-year levels. Recent price bounce over quickly. All eyes on China's domestic recovery. Neither India, nor domestic demand show much prospect

4 days ago
Insults fly in Shane Jones forestry 'cronyism' spat

A major forestry player accuses Shane Jones of “political cronyism”. The minister says he just doesn't like reform.

4 days ago
Insults fly in Shane Jones forestry 'cronyism' spat

A major forestry player accuses Shane Jones of “political cronyism”. The minister says he just doesn't like reform.

4 days ago
The Country - Forestry edition

Shane Jones,Don Carson, Hamish Walker,David Parker, Tim Myers, Grant Edwards,Lewis Ferris.

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Coronavirus Disruption

Southern North Island Wood Council is communicating with members about the current market conditions in New Zealand and effects on our contractors and companies.

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Wood Council Awards 2020 cancelled

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All 2020 School Events cancelled

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Wood Council members in this region:

  • Own or manage about 164,000 hectares of forest;

  • Are involved with 3 Regional Councils and 17 District or City Councils;

  • Employ about 1050 people in a range of jobs;

  • Produced about 1.7 million tonnes of logs in 2015;

  • Generated about $187 million worth of log sales revenue;

  • Underpin a further 2200 jobs in wood processing;

  • Have over 5500 stakeholders.

What we do

  1. Enable health & safety initiatives for members and support programmes and wellbeing in the sector.
  2. Provide a common focus that represents the view of its members and the industry as a whole.
  3. Take a proactive role in improving our regions perceptions of the forest industries.
  4. Have a role in influencing industry employment and quality training with a special focus on careers information for schools and school leavers.
  5. Ensure the industry adheres to best practice guidelines. ​
  6. Contribute to regional foundation plans to ensure infrastructure is well equipped to support the industry.

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