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


3 weeks ago
Reseeding Giants - reseeding the Ash forests

Foresters working on a massive reseeding project...

Our beautiful giants, the Mountain and Alpine Ash forests, were devastated after the 2019-20 bushfires. This is why we carried out one of the largest forest ...

3 weeks ago
Safetree - You are the key

See the latest Safetree Health and Safety Performance dashboard for the plantation forestry industry. Note, normally the dashboard is presented quarterly. However, disruptions due to Covid-19 meant ... See more

3 weeks ago
World Forestry Center

When society and forests are in balance, each can flourish. And when they're not, both suffer.

3 weeks ago
New Zealand Forests Facts & Figures 2019/20

Hot off the press......

Facts & Figures is a yearly summary of the state of New Zealand's forestry sector, including production figures, data on exports, training, health and safety, carbon capture and log prices. It is ... See more

3 weeks ago
MacBlack Timber - New Zealand

Welcome to Papaiti Forest, the covenanted ‘continuous-canopy’ forest of alternative species established by MacBlack’s owners. Primarily Australian blackwood and macrocarpa, there is also poplar ... See more

3 weeks ago
Future Foresters NZ

We are stoked to announce we have re-booked our postponed Mental Health First Aid courses!

While most New Zealanders are comfortable openly discussing physical health, the stigma of talking about ... See more

3 weeks ago
Forestry investments prove resilient

Some good reasons to invest here......

Forest Enterprises says more investors are looking to the forestry sector after Covid-19.

3 weeks ago
Cwc Wood Council


The Prince of Wales Sustainability Cup recognises the achievements of an outstanding young forest professional who is highly engaged in the principles of sustainable forest management. This year’s ... See more

3 weeks ago
Recognition For NZ Forestry’s Highest Achievers In 2020

Some great foresters being recognised out there!!!


The New Zealand Institute of Forestry (NZIF) has announced the winners of its prestigious 2020 awards. In what has been an exceptionally difficult year for many, the forestry sector remains a ... See more

3 weeks ago
German buyer snaps up Kiwi forest for around $20m

Deal is pending approval from Overseas Investment Office.

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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