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


5 hours ago
New Zealand School of Forestry

Proud of our former students Seamus Bardoul and Kelsey Tills who are showcased in this great new video by Rayonier | Matariki. https://youtu.be/fK4Y8v3nQ5Q

17 hours ago
World Forestry Center

"Across North America, trees stand ready to help us solve the climate crisis."


1 day ago
New Zealand School of Forestry

Good on you Bruce!!

Congratulations to Professor Bruce Manley! He has won a prestigious award for his leadership within forestry research and his innovative work on carbon forestry: ... See more

5 days ago
The sea of pines that is going to be needed to balance the NZ carbon budget

All eyes are on the new Zero Carbon climate bill. But is anyone thinking about how many trees we may have to plant as a result?

6 days ago
New Zealand School of Forestry

Good news for the SoF. Cameron Leslie, our Masters student working on Winch-Assist productivity and utilisation, has just picked up 2nd place for the "2019 Student communication award in recognition ... See more

1 week ago
Foreign forestry companies could face 'oil and gas' style ban, Shane Jones warns

Forestry Minister considers reining in conversions of farmland to forestry after a rural backlash.

1 week ago
Canadian Forest Industries

As more and more people recognize the benefits of building with wood and more mass timber manufacturers come onto the scene, mass timber is set to take off in North America. But what does this mean ... See more

1 week ago
Seven Sharp

Former barista realises her dream of becoming forestry truck driver

Summer is now in charge of a 52-tonne machine during her daily grind.

1 week ago
Forestry news, forestry jobs - Woodweek

John Clarke on Kiwi war humour - The following is a old newspaper article on how John Clarke came up with the "Fred Dagg" persona for his comedy work: He begins by saying, "When people ask me where ... 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.

Forestry career videos