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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Upokongaro School Community

Blake Jones from Forest360 - Growing your Future judging colouring in competition! Wooden Truck for Xmas Isabella! Well done, maybe a future forester there?

A big congratulations to Isabella, (Year 6) who won the coloring competition sponsored by "Wood is Good". Well done Isabella! 🙂

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Introducing Jacob Allum, who will be starting with China Forestry Group and based in the Wellington region from January and managing their SNI Operations. Jacob has come from Forest Engineering at ... See more

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Forest Call NZ

FOA has submitted an objection to the proposed Wairoa District Council rating changes which discriminate against forestry on the purported basis that there is an “adverse economic and social impact ... See more

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Real vs. Artificial Christmas Trees: Which Is the Greener Choice? (Published 2018)

Real or fake Christmas Tree this year?

Here’s a look at the central claims — and the common misconceptions — in that debate.

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Well done to Campbell Harvey who has been put forward for an international forest industry award. Watch his video that was part of his submission ... See more

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Safetree - You are the key

Thanks Fiona.....great work FISC.

Merry Christmas from Fiona Ewing, National Safety Director, FISC

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Protecting Banded Dotterel at White Rock - Forest 360

Good work here protecting the biodiversity

Forest360 manages several forests for China Forestry Group that abut the Aorangi Forest Park near White Rock. Leigh says the donation of traps reflects both companies’ commitments to enhancing the ... See more

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How To: Mill Eucalypts

John Fairweather presents how to effectively mill Eucalypts, a notorious wood for containing a lot of tension. Special thanks to John, you can find his busin...

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Winds of change have pushed export log supply into China down and demand up - NZ Herald

There are a number of factors at play that have reduced the number of logs into China.

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Wood is Good

Good one you Vince Devane from Forest360 - Growing your Future Hunterville School knows!! Wood is Good

A big thanks to Vince from Forest 360 for judging the Wood is Good colouring competition at Hunterville School. Congratulations Tristan Dobbs and a happy belated 13th birthday 😊

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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.

Forestry career videos