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

Sort it Careers Expo Palmerston North. Good crowd today

1 week ago

We’ll be down at the “ Sort It” Careers Expo in Palmerston North tomorrow. Pitching to the next generation of Foresters.

1 week ago
Photos from Southern North Island Wood Council's post

Forestry Apprentice of the Year 2019

Winner!!!!

Stephen Travers

1 week ago
Photos from Southern North Island Wood Council's post

Trainee of the Year 2019

Winner!!!!

Gage O’Carroll from Sole Logging Ltd

1 week ago
NZ Logger Magazine

WOMEN IN FORESTRY
This all-female forestry crew in New Zealand have attracted a lot of interest. NZ Logger spent a day with the ladies to find out what brought them together and how they are facing ... See more

1 week ago
Photos from Southern North Island Wood Council's post

Contribution to the Forest Industry 2019

Winner!!!!!!!!

Marcus Musson from Forest360

1 week ago
Photos from Southern North Island Wood Council's post

Training Contractor of the Year 2019

Winner!!!!!!

Luke Kirk from McDougall Logging

1 week ago
Untitled Album

Luke Kirk - Winner of Training Contractor of the year 2019

1 week ago
NZ and China sign forestry cooperation arrangement

An arrangement signed by New Zealand and China today paves the way for future forestry cooperation and boosting bilateral trade, Forestry Minister Shane Jones says. The arrangement was signed today ... See more

1 week ago

Here is a few of my favourite pictures from our Southern North Island Training Awards. Friday 10th May in Palmerston North. Good times in Forestry.

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AGM

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.

Forestry career videos