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


2 hours ago
Forest Industry Contractors Association - FICA

Part 3

Always good to get some good advice as we head into Day 12 of lock down, I am sure for many of you the list of jobs to do around the house has got shorter. Pio continues to provide us with a ... See more

23 hours ago
Union tells Shane Jones to restrict wood exports overseas or 'voters will cut him down'

The Forestry Minister is exploring law changes to help the industry, post-lockdown.

2 days ago
JPS Earthmoving limited

Here’s one for the kids 🚧🚧🌲

JPS Earthmoving will be running a colouring in competition for the next 4 weeks for the little ones.

Simply print off the photo below and colour in however ... See more

2 days ago
Forest Call NZ

Finding a little spare time on your hand? New Forest Road Engineering Manual is now available online: https://bit.ly/2R6BONQ

The New Zealand Forest Road Engineering Manual covers all aspects of ... See more

2 days ago
Forestry news, forestry jobs - Friday Offcuts

You must be getting bored. Some more gems sent in by "work from home" readers during this week. Enjoy - and keep them coming in.

3 days ago
Forest Industry Contractors Association - FICA

Part 2

Hope you all enjoyed Pio's first video made for our industry especially earlier in the week, here goes Part 2. - Expectations. Kia Kaha all


4 days ago
Oregon Forest Resources Institute - OFRI

Learn about the forest at home! During the COVID-19 school closures, OFRI is offering a collection of “mini-lessons” to bring science and forestry to the home learner. All resources are FREE to ... See more

6 days ago
Forest Call NZ

It's lighthearted messages like this that make us overwhelmingly proud of our people and our industry. Kia kaha team.

We've got this. #staysafe

Shout out to Pio Terei, Forest Industry Contractors ... See more

1 week ago
NZ Farm Forestry Association

I know a few of you out there have woodshops that are keeping you busy in this time. For the sake of the rest of us that don't - show us what you are making/have made!

Rodney Faulkner, one of our ... 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.

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