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


1 week ago
Forestry export prices reaching three year highs

Prices have been on a strong run since November due to Chinese demand and a gap in supply, a forestry consultant and exporter says.

2 weeks ago
Forest owners say planting exotic, not native trees key to tackling climate change

"The issue with natives is they're extremely expensive and challenging to plant and establish. "

2 weeks ago
Wood is Good

Wood is Good is at Raetihi Primary School. A big thanks to Turkingtons for attending on the day and bringing their drone. And to McCarthys Transport for yet again showing up with a loaded log truck. ... See more

2 weeks ago
Comment: Four causes of timber shortage - and what can be done - NZ Herald

There are a number of reasons for the current timber shortage, writes Marty Verry.

2 weeks ago
Timber supply shortage raises house building fears

Good morning and welcome to The Bulletin. In today's edition: Timber supply shortage raises house building fears, Commerce Commission investigating pyramid schemes targeting Tongan community, and ... See more

2 weeks ago
What a Russian log export ban could mean for NZ forestry - NZ Herald

Much of Russia's log exports will come to a halt in 2022 if a proposed ban goes ahead.

2 weeks ago
Welcome to the OneFortyOne Kaituna Sawmill

The OneFortyOne Kaituna Sawmill in Marlborough is a modern, efficient sawmill that plays an important role in the local processing of timber. We proudly grow...

2 weeks ago

Get onto your nomination today last weekend to get them in! Put you actions into words and get those names in online ... See more

2 weeks ago

Celebrating the champions of our industry - please to be part of the SNIWC Training Awards for 2021 - get your nominations in today!

3 weeks ago
Photos from Southern North Island Wood Council's post

Happy International Day of Forests! Some of my favourite pics from the last few months. We have a great forestry community out there!

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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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