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


2 days ago
Carbon dioxide-capturing pine forests could be nurseries for native trees in NZ

Slow-growing indigenous trees will not fill a gap in the country's carbon accounts fast enough but could be raised in tandem with pine forests.

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Why teach about forests?

Facebook Provocation

3 days ago
New Zealand School of Forestry

Professor Euan Mason addressed the Parliamentary hearings committee into the Climate Change Amendment (Zero Carbon) Bill. See what he had to say here: ... See more

5 days ago
Peter Clark: Smart farmers and landowners welcome trees

Comment: Return from forestry is many times greater than farming sheep or cattle.

5 days ago
Returns from Harvesting Forestry in New Zealand

Trees, when done right, have a very good return on investment. Here are some stories from farmers talking about the returns they experienced from harvesting ...

1 week ago
Gene editing could combat 'weed trees' and climate change

A 'crazy' rule is holding back science that could help fight global warming, forest industry leader says.

1 week ago
Forestry news, forestry jobs - Woodweek

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1 week ago
Billion Trees backlash

Forestry Minister Shane Jones has defended the Governments One Billion Trees policy...

1 week ago
Responsible Wood welcomes WA Wood Encouragement Policy — Responsible Wood


Come on NZ! Where are we on this???

Western Australia has joined Tasmania to become the second state government to adopt a state-wide Wood Encouragement Policy (WEP). A

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Sidewalk Labs is building a smart city entirely of mass timber. What could go wrong?

North America is on the cusp of a mass timber revolution, and Sidewalk Labs' Waterfront Toronto project is leading the way. But the smart material faces major obstacles.

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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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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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