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


8 hours ago
Future Foresters NZ

Who enjoys wraping their hands around a pruned butt...?! 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♂️ #futureforesters
#Repost @gdoggus

1 day ago
Juken New Zealand - JNL

While other framing options have their benefits, this CodeMark certified laminated veneer lumber (LVL) offers a host of others, we talk to ArchiPro about the cost efficiency during the build and ... See more

1 day ago
Women In Forestry

Thank you to everyone who responded to our impact survey relating to the Coronavirus / China situation. We are sharing the initial results from the 140 responses received. Our aim is to re-do the ... See more

2 days ago
Eastland Wood Council

Postponement of Forestry and wood processing Workforce Development Action Plan....were a bit busy managing a challenging situation but... we do still need a workforce with the skills training and ... See more

3 days ago
Wairarapa Times-Age

Do we agree with this “thought of the day”?????

THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Wairarapa’s worst road for logging trucks is...

3 days ago
S.B. O'Hagan Photography

McCarthy Transport 219 driven by Chris Mallett giving me some tracking practice in very windy conditions. #logging #sbohaganphotography #djimavic2pro #hadtocutitdownto1minforinstagram

3 days ago
Forest Industry Contractors Association - FICA

Contact FICA for support

Help is on its way - FICA wants to hear from you if you are a member or non member. We are working with Te Uru Rakau and Government to seek support for a relief package but we need to know how ... See more

3 days ago
New Zealand School of Forestry

Great employment opportunity available with Timberlands Pacific.

4 days ago
The WIDE Trust - Wood Industry Development & Education Trust

Our WIDE trustees recently toured Red Stag Timber. which employs 300 staff and 80 contractors. It produces more than 550,000 cubic metres of radiata pine and Douglas fir lumber a year and celebrated ... See more

5 days ago

And here it is ....just landed...the first book in our childrens illustrated series.....

view and purchase at www.fredtheforester.co.nz

Do you know where all our pine trees go?? Share in Freds ... See more

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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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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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