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

NEWS FEED

19 hours ago
Foresters are getting higher prices for logs from both local processors and from export sales to China, but they can't compete with distressed Aussie sales into India

Foresters are getting higher prices for logs from both local processors and from export sales to China, but they can't compete with distressed Aussie sales into India

1 day ago
Marton rail hub on track as planning work starts on proposed site - NZ Herald

The project will be a key logistical hub for the forestry industry in the North Island.

1 day ago

JUST 4 WEEKS UNTIL NOMINATIONS CLOSE - Get online and get the information into the campaign committee. Thanks to Ernslaw for their support and sponsorship - truly outstanding!

2 days ago
Government report challenges claims of carbon-neutral meat farms

New government report challenges an industry study concluding our beef and lamb farms are nearly carbon-neutral.

3 days ago
Institute of Foresters of Australia

Dr Danielle Wiseman and forest scientist Taylah Martin appreciate the opportunity to work in this beautiful forest. What a privilege to be a forest scientist in Australia's beautiful and ethically ... See more

5 days ago
Logging trucks damage rural Whanganui roads, debate over who pays - NZ Herald

Logging truck damage to Denlair Rd brings debate about forestry roads into focus.

6 days ago
Wood processors say Government help needed if industry is to survive

Processors are slamming successive governments for failing to support New Zealand's struggling wood processing mills.

6 days ago
Using Timber from Trees On Farms

Timber grown on farms can provide a valuable resource for the farm. This video shows people in New Zealand who used the timber they have grown to build thing...

1 week ago
Wood industry 'needs discussion' as Whakatāne mill flags closure

Other mills could follow Whakatāne mill's proposed closure, union says.

1 week ago
ACC giving millions to Kiwi technology company protecting forestry and port workers

The technology has cut scaling time from around 40 minutes per truck to just four-and-a-half.

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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