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


2 weeks ago
Logger Rhythms | Short Film | NZ On Screen

Bit of Sunday night watching...

Logger Rhythms - In the 20th Century forests of fast-growing exotic pines were established in the North Island, making one of the world’s largest timber plantations. This short explores timber work ... See more

2 weeks ago
Wairarapa Times-Age

Good on Forest Enterprises, Forest360, C3 and McCarthy Transport for being part of this day and opening up their doors

Year 11 secondary school students from across Wairarapa got a glimpse of what it would be like to work in Wairarapa primary, manufacturing and construction industries on Wednesday 🍞🥖🥨

2 weeks ago
Forestry news, forestry jobs - Woodweek

Some funnies from America ... My first grade daughter and her friend both needed new boots as winter approached. The friend got in the car one morning and finally had gotten her boots. "Tina," I ... See more

3 weeks ago
Forest Industry Contractors Association - FICA

Palmerston North event cancelled.

CANCELLATION of last three Productive & Profitable Workshops due to low attendance registrations, we need a minimum of 10 to make it happen. Palmerston North, Blenheim & Christchurch no longer ... See more

3 weeks ago
Forest360 - Growing your Future

Good on you guys!!

Our Masterton Office had the pleasure of hosting year 11 students wishing to learn more about careers in forestry. It was great being involved in the "2019 Industries Big Day Out."

3 weeks ago
Forest Enterprises

Did you know: One hectare of standing timber that Forest Enterprises manages will have sequestered an average of 35.92 tonnes of CO2e per year by age 26.
The average NZ household emits 7.47 tonnes ... See more

3 weeks ago
Forest Industry Contractors Association - FICA

See you there on Friday in Feilding

Workshop Invitation

Small Grower Harvesting Innovation

The joint NZ Farm Forestry/NZ Forest Owners Association Small and Medium Enterprise Committee has obtained funds from the NZ Forest Grower ... See more

3 weeks ago
Forest Industry Contractors Association - FICA

Congratulations Nelson Forests for bringing the Steep Terrain & Winch Assist Harvesting Workshop together with a room full of operators & practitioners to share & set the scene for best practice ... See more

3 weeks ago
Jake Drysdale enjoys his week of forestry experience

Thanks to Jake Drysdale from Awatapu College in Palmerston North for his vid about his week of work experience, looks like a good time there!

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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.

Forestry career videos