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


15 hours ago
Forestry news, forestry jobs - Woodweek

Scales of Justice "Two friends fished the Awahou - a cold water stream running into Lake Rotorua," writes regular Rotorua fishing enthusiast Alf Hoyle. "They called it quits at 11pm with two fish ... See more

15 hours ago
Days of log trucks may be numbered

A multimillion-dollar project to deepen part of Otago Harbour- and help get log trucks off State Highway 88 - is being considered, Port Otago says....

18 hours ago
McCarthy Transport

What a stunner of day to be out in some of the best parts of NZ. Today I was lucky enough to spend the day out in the Wairarapa with Tony, just one of our many professionals out on the road and in ... See more

2 days ago
Cities Should Think About Trees As Public Health Infrastructure

Planting trees is an incredibly cheap and simple way to improve the well-being of people in a city. A novel idea: Public health institutions should be financing urban greenery to support well-being ... See more

2 days ago
Forestry Big Day Outs. Manawatu and Taranaki 2019

On June 7th this year in New Plymouth we had 4 secondary schools send 31 students and 5 teachers on our field trip where we visited Kim Danz and KD Logging, Taranaki Pine, and GJ Sole where log ... See more

2 days ago
Wealthy families are adding forests to their portfolios

Bank of America's Specialty Asset Management group manages $13.6 billion for individuals and institutions looking for timberland, farms, ranches, energy interests, or real estate.

5 days ago
Forest Call NZ

Would you rather work as a Harvesting Manager or Establishment Operator?

Harvesting Manager: Harvesting managers (sometimes called harvesting and marketing managers) plan and oversee forest ... See more

5 days ago

Busy few days in Wellington. Had 14 secondary schools visit us and many interested new Foresters. Not everyone wants to work in the city!!

6 days ago
Forestry news, forestry jobs - Friday Offcuts

Dad and Dave and old Bert have come forward to the modern day but they’re still the same characters they always were. They head off to Sydney for a few days and, for the heck of it, and because Mum ... See more

1 week ago
Our Planet

If we help trees, trees will help us.

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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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