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


6 days ago
Connect for success | fica

FISC and FICA are again proud to partner to support the success of our forestry companies and the health and wellbeing of our foresters.

1 week ago
Forestry England

Forest feature of the week 📍 Great Wood

In this wonderful woodland, you'll find stunning scenery to accompany peaceful thoughts. Great Wood is located in the Quantocks, which was referred to as ... See more

1 week ago
Consultation closing on Nelson City Council's forestry management

Nelson City Council is applying for best-practice certifications, but public feedback is still open on the management plan until Friday.

1 week ago
Provincial Growth Fund: Rotorua booster shot for museum and forest projects

Wood First Design we hope!!!

The $2 million will be used to replace the Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa Rotorua Museum roof.

1 week ago
Camryn Stewart is our latest Northpine Academic Scholarship recipient | Northpine News

In her fourth and final year of a Bachelor of Forestry Science at the University of Canterbury, Northland student Camryn Stewart has received an academic scholarship from Waipu-based timber ... See more

1 week ago
Comment: Forestry sector's hopes lift after rollercoaster ride

Good update from Marcus Musson, Forest360.

The forest sector has been feeling the effects of Covid-19 since early February.

1 week ago
Forest Industry Contractors Association - FICA

Scholarships of up to $5,000 for current and aspiring female leaders

Scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 are currently available to women working in the logging sector to help support their ... See more

1 week ago
Parks vs. People: In Guatemala, Communities Take Best Care of the Forest

When Guatemala created a major reserve 30 years ago, environmentalists complained that too much land was entrusted to local people and not converted to parks. Now, the parks have been overrun by ... See more

1 week ago
Forest Call NZ

Know someone looking for work? 👷🏻‍♀️👷‍♂️👷🏽‍♂️
Here's a list of silvicultural contractors in New Zealand, who look after the planting and pruning work in our forests. ... See more

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Coronavirus Disruption

Southern North Island Wood Council is communicating with members about the current market conditions in New Zealand and effects on our contractors and companies.

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Wood Council Awards 2020 cancelled

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All 2020 School Events cancelled

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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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