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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U.S. Forest Service - Research and Development

White pine blister rust first appeared in 1921, spreading rapidly and completely transforming one of the most productive and resilient forest ecosystems in North America. The population of western ... See more

17 hours ago
Massive restoration of world’s forests would cancel out a decade of CO2 emissions, analysis suggests

New findings suggest trees are 'our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change', says scientist

21 hours ago
Forestry news, forestry jobs - Friday Offcuts

And on that note, enjoy your weekend. Cheers. Brent Apthorp Editor, Friday Offcuts Distinction Dunedin Hotel6 Liverpool Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand PO Box 904, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand Tel: ... See more

3 days ago
Wairarapa Archive

Should we hold a wood chopping carnival? What is that?

Printed in the Wairarapa Age on this day in 1920:

4 days ago
FICA Interviews Series 6.

Thanks to FICA for producing this new series of videos about careers in forestry.......

If you are thinking about taking up a career in forestry, you can hear direct from our industry and get it from the people that explain why they are working ...

4 days ago
World Forestry Center

Think you're a forest expert? Take our quiz and test yourself!


6 days ago
Photos from Southern North Island Wood Council's post

Still some beautiful native bush reserves left in our cities...some old fellas here. There were lots of young people admiring one of the last podocarp stands left in Christchurch

1 week ago
Forest Industry Contractors Association - FICA

Great to work in collaboration with MPI's new initiative - Opportunity Grows Here - utilising our national recruitment imagery which is great!


1 week ago
Forest Stewardship Council - FSC Australia & New Zealand

It’s true! Not only is wood great for construction, it also has an important sustainable advantage. Learn more about the #ValueofFSC in building sustainably here: ... See more

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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.

Forestry career videos