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
U.S. Forest Service - Research and Development

Can we get this for the Marton xmas parade?

For the first time since 1993 Smokey Bear returns to the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade as part of his 75th birthday celebration. Tune in to your local NBC station Thanksgiving morning to see ... See more

2 weeks ago
World Forestry Center

How do you fight climate change, stimulate rural economies, and create skilled jobs? Forest products manufacturing. See how technology, sustainability, and forestry are coming together to help us ... See more

2 weeks ago
Forest Industry Contractors Association - FICA

Book in for this event next week - no agendas, just a catch up for the end of 2019! Masterton here we come.

2 weeks ago
Future Foresters NZ

Incredible representation of Future Foresters at a special round-table meeting with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. 🌲👩‍💼🤴👨‍💼🌲 At the end of the meeting we presented ... See more

2 weeks ago
New measures for wood processing boost

Potential here for Govt meddling in our free market.....thoughts..?

The Government will further strengthen New Zealand’s wood processing sector as part of our focus on ‘value over volume’ in our forestry industry, Forestry Minister Shane Jones says.

2 weeks ago
McCarthy Transport

This weekend as well as holding our annual McCarthy Transport family Christmas party we also managed to put together a surprise 60th for Mark McCarthy on Saturday night
As a family and business ... See more

2 weeks ago
Forest Call NZ

Ket began planting her land as a retirement nest egg in 1983.

The plan? To harvest one hectare of trees every year from the time she turned 60, through until she was 90. Sadly, a devastating fire ... See more

2 weeks ago
Forest Owners urge vote for tōtara as plant of the year

The Forest Owners Association wants people to vote for tōtara as plant of the year in a poll being conducted by the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. Association President, Peter Weir, says ... See more

3 weeks ago

Face time a forester! Love it 😍

🤩🌱🌲🌲🌳🌳♻️ #FacetimeAForester is set to take
🎉OFF🎉 tomorrow for 6 schools around Australia for #NationalAgDay coordinated by Primary Industries Education Foundation ... 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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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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