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


29 minutes ago
Forest owners group says industry will save rural communities

Conversion of farmland can be a lifeline, not a death knell, Forest Owners Associaton says.

15 hours ago
World Economic Forum


They generate 100 times more biodiversity.

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1 day ago
Forest Industry Contractors Association - FICA

News media statement

5 July 2020

Feds telling their members they can’t sell land for forestry

The Forest Owners Association is startled that the new Federated Farmers Meat and Wool Chair is ... See more

1 day ago

Hi team. I'm 100% entry level. I have about 10 hectares of hill side in Tinui. I'm starting to plan the tree planting. I'd love some advice on type of pines, buying them and perhaps paying someone to ... See more

1 day ago
New Zealand could meet its zero carbon target at virtually no economic cost. But is the social cost too high?

Really interesting read......

What if you could get New Zealand's climate impact to net zero for cheap, without touching most of the economy?

2 days ago

Forests = solutions. Solutions to climate change, to clean air and water, to affordable housing, etc. Turns out we have a pretty important role to play during global pandemics, too. See how we're ... See more

3 days ago
I Bet You Don’t Know These 8 Amazing Things about Trees

We love trees !! (And no, we don’t cut them all down)

It’s safe to say that life would not be the same without trees. In fact, all human civilisation is dependent upon them. Not only as a source of valuable resources, but also for the ecological ... See more

3 days ago
Safetree - You are the key

Good on you Wade

Congratulations to Wade Brunt who has been named a finalist in the NZ Workplace H&S Awards for his huge efforts to help improve the physical and mental wellbeing of his fellow forestry workers. Well ... See more

3 days ago
Election promise: Labour MPs vow to protect farms from forestry with resource consent

This is nuts. Only way to describe it. What about grapes? What about apples? Dairy? What is “good farmland”??

'Our food producing soil will be our number one priority. '

4 days ago
Forestry news, forestry jobs - Woodweek

A thief has removed all motorway signs in Yorkshire ... Police are currently looking for Leeds. Found a skeleton in my attic ... turns out he was the 1846 world hide and seek champion. My wife says ... See more

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Coronavirus Disruption

Southern North Island Wood Council is communicating with members about the current market conditions in New Zealand and effects on our contractors and companies.

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Wood Council Awards 2020 cancelled

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All 2020 School Events cancelled

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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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