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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Forest Enterprises

SCION has developed a new eco-friendly treatment for pine timber used for decking, cladding, outdoor furniture and exterior joinery. A great alternative for customers who do not want threatened ... See more

19 hours ago
McCarthy Transport

Today we went to visit our mates down at Wanganui Riding for the Disabled to present them with a little koha. As a gift to our customers this year we donated to one of our local nonprofit ... See more

20 hours ago
ForestLearning

🎄🎉🌲🌳 ForestLearning E-Newsletter ~ Term 4, 2019 🌲🌳🎉🎄 - https://mailchi.mp/forestlearning/forestlearning-term-4-2019-newsletter

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WorkSafe New Zealand

Wood harvesting is a high risk activity, and has high rates of serious harm & deaths. If you have a woodlot on your property you need to know what your obligations are and what you need to do before ... See more

3 days ago
Farmers Weekly |

https://farmersweekly.co.nz/topic/opinion/view/alternative-view-foresters-need-a-radical-rethink

HOME SECTORS ▾ DAIRY BEEF SHEEP AGRIBUSINESS ARABLE FORESTRY HORTICULTURE OTHER SECTORS SALES RESULTS BLOG PROPERTY JOBS OPINION VIDEO ▾ Farmer's Voice On Farm Story WEATHER ADVERTISING VIRTUAL ... See more

4 days ago
A Canadian forester argues in favor of real Christmas trees

From supporting local farmers to boosting happiness, there are many reasons to use a real conifer in your house.

4 days ago
Why the FSC label matters for forests, people, and wildlife

FSC® stands for the Forest Stewardship Council, a certification system co-founded by WWF 26 years ago. It means is that the product you buy comes from a fore...

4 days ago
McCarthy Transport

Marton Christmas Parade McCarthy Style, featuring number 1 and 212. We decided on a Christmas in the bush theme this year for our float theme.

Thanks to everyone who put in the work this morning, ... See more

4 days ago
Future Foresters NZ

What do you know about Aotearoa’s forests?
#LetsClearTheAir

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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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MPI Consultation Meetings

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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