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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Forest Call NZ

China Free Trade upgrade will assist New Zealand processed timber exports

The Forest Owners Association says the just announced phased reduction of tariffs for wood and paper exports to China will ... See more

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Rotorua's Redwoods Treewalk: Inside New Zealand's enchanted forest

Move over mud pools, forget the luge - and look up - because the best family fun in Rotorua is in the trees.

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Less steel, more wood could help New Zealand hit carbon targets

OPINION: Instead of using steel/concrete and then converting to forestry to soak up the CO2, could we just use more wood in the first place?

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Forest Industry Contractors Association - FICA

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Calls to ban farm conversions to forestry make no sense

Calls to ban farm conversions to forestry ‘make no sense and are dangerously jeopardising fight against climate change’

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NZ Farm Forestry Association

Today one of our Farm Foresters went to see her old farm after 24 years away from it. Bev and Lloyd Gravatt planted Tasmanian blackwoods in light wells some time back in the 1980’s.

We weren’t ... See more

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Forestry Minister seeks wood work ideas

Shane Jones sees the wood from the trees in investment research call.

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NZ Farm Forestry Association

To get a little political, as the association that represents small scale forester owners our executive have made a submission regarding the governments Essential Freshwater plan.

To read our ... See more

2 weeks ago
Finance New Zealand Ltd

It's good to see some recovery in log export prices following the fall in Autumn. Read more in this news article: ... See more

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Communication is vital as more rural fires will occur

Foresters are agreeing with the main recommendations coming out of the just released review of the Tasman fires last February, but say there’s nothing in the report that hasn’t been said before ... See more

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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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