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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On Farm Story | Hugh Taylor, The Doone

How Carbon Credits are changing some farms

A rising carbon price under the Emissions Trading Scheme has changed a Canterbury sheep farmer’s attitude to exotic forestry and native regrowth.

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Photos from Southern North Island Wood Council's post

Great field trip run by Farm Forestry Association yesterday. Some robust discussion around alternatives to clear felling and a good turnout. New Zealand School of Forestry Woodnet

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Forest Enterprises

Footage of the Rangiora forest block, in the Te Wharau area of the Wairarapa. This one of three 2nd rotation forest properties that comprise the 970-hectare Wairarapa Group Forest Investment - ... See more

2 days ago
Whanganui forestry helps boost Port Taranaki log transport operations

Port Taranaki working to develop a 'logs-on-rail ' service with KiwiRail from Whanganui

3 days ago
Dry spell puts North Island forest management on high alert

A leading North Island forest management company is having to scale back operations.

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Whanganui council aims to mitigate forestry road damage

Councillor says council has to 'do something '

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Forestry news, forestry jobs - Woodweek

A mind reader is at a nightclub one night and decides to give a small demonstration of her abilities. First, she reads the mind of the lead guitarist: “Wow, look at all the cute chicks who showed ... See more

5 days ago
Nelson Fire: Forestry company looks to replant by winter in wake of wildfire devastation

The forestry company that lost 1400 hectares of plantation is confident of replanting trees by winter.

1 week ago
Tall timber towers taking root in Canada as builders look to go green

Six years ago architect Michael Green took the stage at a TED conference and called for an global era of wood-framed skyscrapers. Some were skeptical. “People really thought I was an idiot,” said ... See more

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Nelson fire fallout costs forestry industry $2 million per day

Nelson economy and hundreds of forestry and sawmill workers hit hard by Nelson fire ban.

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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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