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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Growing trees. Growing the economy.Te Uru Rākau is focused on supporting the planting of exotic and indigenous forests, sustainable forestry management, programmes like the Emissions Trading Scheme, ... See more

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Forestry news, forestry jobs - Friday Offcuts

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Greater role for a public forestry service

A greater role for a public forestry service has been outlined by the Forestry Minister, to drive the focus on regional economic development, skills training, and a low-emissions future.

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Tickets SOLD OUT to the Southern North Island Wood Council Training Awards May 7 - awesome effort everyone!
See you next week to celebrate the regions workforce and industry.

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New Zealand School of Forestry

Final year Forest Eng field trip to Kaikoura, Blenheim, Nelson and Reefton. Plenty to see and learn – thanks to all those companies who took time to host us!

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New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Where to for Aotearoa’s forests? Indigenous and plantation forests will help us get to net zero and reverse climate change.


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Lumber party: economic bounce fuels wood price rally - NZ Herald

Financial Times: Prices soar on housing boom, bottlenecks.

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Average westerner's eating habits lead to loss of four trees every year

Research links consumption of foods such as coffee and chocolate to global deforestation

2 weeks ago
Forestry news, forestry jobs - Friday Offcuts

Can you imagine the nun sitting at her desk grading these papers, all the while trying to keep a straight face and maintain her composure! Pay special attention to the wording and spelling. It comes ... See more

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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