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


3 weeks ago

Big hands up for our Gold Sponsors - congratulations to New Forests for your support - they urge you to get your nominations in today - you have just on 10 days to go or 2 weekends (time off to ... See more

3 weeks ago

Just on 10 days to get your nominations in to celebrate the fantatsic workforce we have in the Southern North Island region. If you have someone you would like to get on stage then don't hesitate - ... See more

3 weeks ago
Coast haulage company finalist in ‘good employer’ awards

Rangitukia-based forestry company Rewi Haulage Ltd, operated by Chubb and Agnes Rewi and family, have been named finalists in the primary industries Good Employer awards. The awards, run by the ... See more

3 weeks ago
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Here we are! Getting some info out to the public and kids enjoying our cubby house...first prize for tree id quiz ... nominate your school to win!

3 weeks ago

Ernslaw supporting the Eastland Forestry Awards 2021 and we lok forward to the industry showcasing and putting forward your nominees - closing date end of March. Just over a week to go!
Thanks for ... See more

4 weeks ago
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Great day at the New Zealand Rural Games. Do you know your trees? There are a few students who do now! Had fun at “clash of the colleges” with secondary schools from across the lower North Island.

4 weeks ago

McCarthy Transport are proud ot be supporting the new look forestry training awards for Southern North Island - go on get your entry in today - just over 2 weeks to go! ... See more

1 month ago
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Our new children's book is available now... visit www.fredtheforester.co.nz to order your books now or DM for invoice....

These books contain facts from the forest sector and depicts part of the ... See more

1 month ago

Nominations close in just 3 weeks - celebrate your workforce, step up to nominate on our very easy online process - lets get those nominations in before the end of March!

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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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