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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6 days ago
From Waipā to Red Stag Timber - Rotorua sawmill turns 80

Red Stag Timber, formerly Waipā Sawmill, has survived 80 years and is still going strong.

6 days ago
Forest Stewardship Council - FSC Australia & New Zealand

"Together with our partners from WWF and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) we make a difference for the future of the forests and the people living around them" - IKEA

6 days ago
Forest Industry Contractors Association - FICA

FOA, FICA and the Wood Councils are providing information to their members and are looking at what government support might be available in the longer term. In the meantime, it’s important that ... See more

1 week ago
Government to help forestry sector affected by delays in China

The government is assuring businesses that Chinese borders are not closed to New Zealand logs, but that there are problems with oversupply, and logs backing up at Chinese ports.

1 week ago
NZ Farm Forestry Association

Field day: Forest Management Regimes!

Combined Branch FFA Field Day - Waingaro (Waikato and Bay of Plenty Branches) - All welcome!
10.00 am Saturday 15 February 2020
5908 Highway 22 – shared ... See more

1 week ago
New Zealand logs piling up at Chinese ports

The Ministry for Primary Industries says Chinese borders are NOT closed to New Zealand logs, but there are problems with over supply, and logs backing up at Chinese ports,which means the demand for ... See more

1 week ago
World Forestry Center

The future of forestry is changing. Mass timber buildings will be a powerful tool in the struggle to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions.

#worldforestrycenter #forests #masstimber ... See more

1 week ago
Forest Products Commission, WA

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, FPC Forester Alannah gave an insight into her job and why she loves working in forestry.

Read Alannah's responses at ... See more

1 week ago
Coronavirus outbreak hitting forestry industry, Māori families hard

The coronavirus outbreak has forced more than 1000 New Zealand forestry workers out of a job.

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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

Learn More

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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