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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22 hours ago
New Zealand School of Forestry

Some of the final year Forest Engineering students just returned from a trip to West Coast. They were hosted by recent grad Matiu from Ngāi Tahu Forestry and got to see some serious gold mining and ... See more

1 day ago
World Forestry Center

The programs, projects, and policies that affect #forests also affect 1.6 billion people.

https://phys.org/news/2020-09-billion-people-forests.html

3 days 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
Canterbury West Coast Wood Council Visits Clarkville School

Let's talk truck safety, log trucks and forestry.

3 days ago
The Conversation: Climate change and forest management have both fuelled today's epic Western wildfires in US

COMMENT: Climate change and forest management contribute to today's wildfires.

4 days ago
Forestry industry says government wood preference policy good for economy and environment

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The New Zealand Forest Owners Association (FOA) represents the owners of New Zealand's commercial plantation forests. Its members are committed to the highest standards of sustainble silviculture, ... See more

4 days ago
Farmers Weekly |

Low Carbon Policy could create job opportunities...

HOME NEWS ▾ AGRI BUSINESS DAIRY SHEEP BEEF ARABLE HORTICULTURE FORESTRY SALES RESULTS MY DAILY DIGEST FARMER'S VOICE OPINION PROPERTY ON FARM STORY PODCASTS SARAH'S COUNTRY WEATHER VIRTUAL ... See more

6 days ago
Future Foresters NZ

We are stoked to announce we have re-booked our postponed Mental Health First Aid courses!

While most New Zealanders are comfortable openly discussing physical health, the stigma of talking about ... See more

6 days ago
Road Safety Truck

Great day with these guys!!! What a resource

Out today at Clarkville school with SML. Showing the students how they can be safe around big trucks.

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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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