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
New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Open letter to Radio New Zealand from Euan Mason:

As a response to your article quoting Jim Salinger, please consider the following points.

1) Radiata pine and native forest can store roughly ... See more

2 weeks ago
Forest Call NZ

"There are a lot of "facts" being thrown around the media, including an article by New Zealand Listener without equal perspective from the forestry industry, forestry experts, or farm foresters in ... See more

2 weeks ago
Forest Call NZ

Would you rather work as a Machine Operator or GIS Specialist?

Machine operators can drive any one of a range of the big powerful machines for harvesting and road construction. Machine operators ... See more

2 weeks ago
Forestry news, forestry jobs - Woodweek

This week's funny will appeal to those who sometimes, often or always have to use the southern motorway to get into Auckland ...

2 weeks ago
Shane Jones

Here with Kieran McAnulty MP reflecting on today’s good news in the Wairarapa.

2 weeks ago
More logs on trains in Wairarapa

Moving another 100,000 tonnes of logs by rail from the Wairarapa to CentrePort benefits the region and means 6,000 fewer truck trips annually, Forestry and Associate Transport Minister Shane Jones ... See more

3 weeks ago
New Zealand School of Forestry

Thus will be interesting. A wee challenge between postgrads.

3 weeks ago
Forestry news, forestry jobs - Woodweek

Scales of Justice "Two friends fished the Awahou - a cold water stream running into Lake Rotorua," writes regular Rotorua fishing enthusiast Alf Hoyle. "They called it quits at 11pm with two fish ... 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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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.

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