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


4 days ago
Forestry news, forestry jobs - Woodweek

… and finally … dogs vs catsExcerpts from a Dog's Diary: 8:00 am - Yum, dog food! My favourite thing! 9:30 am - A car ride! My favourite thing! 9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favourite thing! ... See more

5 days ago
New Zealand School of Forestry

PhD student Daniel Boczniewicz has put together this great video detailing his work with Eucalyptus globoidea.

5 days ago
Kirsten Cresswell is our Forest Intern, Manawatu, July 2019

Second video from our week with Forest Interns, you saw a lot in a week of our Industry. Good on you Kristen Cresswell. Love this vid.....

5 days ago
Forest Industry Contractors Association - FICA

Don't forget to book your spot at the Dual Impact Workshop : Productive & Profitable - Palmerston North 2 August 1 - 4pm with Glenn Manahi and Sonya Elmiger. Last date for confirmation Friday 26 ... See more

5 days ago
Future Foresters NZ

Good on you guys!!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the FUTURE FORESTERS MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME!

A formal platform for professional networking between budding foresters and those more experienced does not ... See more

5 days ago
How to erase 100 years of carbon emissions? Plant trees.

Increasing the Earth’s forests by an area the size of the United States would cut atmospheric carbon dioxide 25 percent.

1 week ago
Forestry news, forestry jobs - Friday Offcuts

If you've ever worked for a boss who reacts before getting the facts and thinking things through, you will love this! Arcelor-Mittal Steel, feeling it was time for a shakeup, hired a new CEO. The new ... See more

1 week ago

We have had a busy school holidays with our 7 Forestry Interns in the Manawatu Region. Each Intern had to make a video of their week. Here is the first from Hannah Wills. Great work!!!! Thanks to all ... See more

1 week ago

Goals for our stall next year?

So excited to be launching the first completed ForestVR video experiences at the #AustralianAgImmersiveTechnologyConference2019 in Melbourne!

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Workshop Invitation
Small Grower Harvesting Research
  • Date: Friday 2 August 2019
  • Location: Cedar Room, Feilding Civic Centre, 84 Aorangi Street, Feilding.
  • Time: 8.30am till 1pm
  • Lunch and morning tea provided.

The Small and Medium Enterprise Committee of NZ Forest Owners Association has obtained funds from the NZ Forest Grower Levy Trust to initiate harvesting research for small-scale forest growers.

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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.

Forestry career videos