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


12 hours ago
Behind the Scenes of Women in Forestry

Here we give an overview of how the group started, who we’re here to help and what we’re aiming to achieve.

21 hours ago
NZ Farm Forestry Association

A 74-year-old in Northland is still working in his trees almost every day. He may not seem like a Future Forester but he has a passion for trees and a keenness to get the young involved in forestry. ... See more

4 days ago
Forest Call NZ


Our industry wouldn't exist if it were not for the grassroots efforts and investments around the country. Shout out to all of our NZ Wood Councils for all of your hard work!

They are often active ... See more

4 days ago
Carlsberg unveils ‘world’s first’ paper beer bottle

The bottle forms part of Carlsberg’s Together Towards Zero initiative, which includes a commitment to reach zero carbon emissions and a 30% reduction in its “full-value-chain carbon footprint” ... See more

4 days ago
Shane Jones calls protesting farmers 'rednecks' following rowdy march on Parliament

The outspoken minister described the protestors as "vitriolic" and "Ngāti Redneckery".

6 days ago
Bush Telegraph Tararua

No threat to farming from forestry
An opinion piece from the Minister of Agriculture - what do you think? . . .

There’s some agitation out there at the moment about farming being under threat from ... See more

6 days ago
Your invitation to be part of an Open Letter to Government | WoodWorks

Wood First....Where are you????? See link below to show your support for this policy

Your invitation to be part of an Open Letter to GovernmentIn WoodWorks by innovatek8 November 2019Leave a CommentAll New Zealand wood processing and forestry companies are invited to add their name ... See more

1 week ago
Forest Industry Contractors Association - FICA

12 November 2019
March on Parliament deliberately created confusion
Large and small scale and Māori foresters say the 50 Shades of Green march on parliament on Thursday (eds 14 November) highlights ... See more

1 week ago
Forest Call NZ

We want to know ... what makes you proud to be a part of the NZ Forestry Industry?

Catch more about our 2018/2019 highlights here: https://bit.ly/34xKDEB

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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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MPI Consultation Meetings

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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