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


1 day ago
World Forestry Center

A growing industry wants to bring back the golden age of wood, starting with skyscrapers.


1 day ago
Safetree - You are the key

Meet Richard Stringfellow, Safetree's new Toroawhi/worker champion in the Central North Island region. Toroawhi means 'together we create change' - which is what Richard's job is all about. Before ... See more

2 days ago

Great post out of Vox: “mass timber” involves large pieces of engineered wood strong enough to substitute for concrete and steel in tall buildings. Among architects & designers, it’s the ... See more

2 days ago
Future Foresters NZ

Increases in technology have enabled drones to be a tool commonly used by foresters.

Check out why drones are becoming incredibly important to our sector
#FutureForesters #LetsClearTheAir

3 days ago
McCarthy Transport

Good on you guys!

Already halfway through January 2020 and we’re flat out! Want a bit of insight into what we do? Check out this clip featuring our very own Jaworski.

Thanks to JNL, Harvard’s and JNL Crew 7 for ... See more

5 days ago
Embodied carbon is in the spotlight

Architects are finally taking it seriously. It's about time.

6 days ago
Forestry a crucial part of huge fire-fighting effort

One-hundred Forestry firefighters are on the ground in the Tumut area, with roles ranging from frontline firefighting to incident management and control, to logistics such as meals, transport and a…

1 week ago

An exciting delivery on the way from China. Probably on an NZ pine pallet too. Keep tuned for a Wood Council publication.......

1 week ago
Future Foresters NZ

Tag someone who needs this setup! #futureforesters


1 week ago
Forest360 - Growing your Future

We hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year. We are back on-site, in the office and ready to help with your 2020 forestry endeavours.

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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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Learn More

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