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

6 hours ago
Forestry is not taking over sheep and beef farms, says Forestry Minister Shane Jones

Farmers complaining about farm forestry conversions are happy to take foreign money when it suits, minister says.

15 hours ago
Mass Timber Sustainable Forestry Teacher Tour - Portland

This two-day workshop for high school instructors provides a hands-on professional development opportunity to learn about the social, economic and ecological aspects of sustainable forestry and ... See more

1 day ago
Farming and forestry can be partners, not enemies

OPINION: More diversification will help farmers get the best out of their land.

2 days ago
Forest Industry Contractors Association - FICA

Cancelled!!

FAMILY, WHANAU & WORK - STRATFORD WORKSHOP CANCELLED DUE TO "NO" ATTENDEES
23 May, Thursday Stratford - TET Stadium 62 Portia Street

Make sure you book your place 30 May, Thursday Napier - Napier ... See more

2 days ago
Photos from Southern North Island Wood Council's post

Winner!!!!!!! Forestry Excellence (Silviculture)

Taliai Katoa from Forest Control Services Ltd.

Sponsored by Ernslaw One

2 days ago
Photos from Southern North Island Wood Council's post

Winner!!!! Harvesting Excellence

Arnold Henry from McDougall Logging

sponsored by Finance New Zealand Ltd

5 days ago
Budget to inject further $58m into forestry sector

Shane Jones announces a further $58m to be allocated to the One Billion Trees programme.

5 days ago
Budget to inject further $58m into forestry sector

Shane Jones announces a further $58m to be allocated to the One Billion Trees programme.

6 days ago
Forest Industry Contractors Association - FICA

Last week to register.......

LAST WEEK TO REGISTER FOR STRATFORD

FAMILY, WHANAU & WORK
You all know him as a comedian, actor and singer Pio Terei, MNZM has shown his talents across a host of TV shows — from comedy (Pio!, Pete ... See more

6 days ago
Sino demand for NZ forestry products highlights dilemma faced by timber processors

Sino demand for NZ forestry products highlights dilemma faced by timber processors

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Friday 31st of May

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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.

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