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
The Art and Science of Growing Wood (Trailer)

VIEW THE FULL EPISODE HERE: https://youtu.be/KUkRiJIc-tg In this episode of WoodSolutions InFocus Laurence takes a look at the science behind growing trees, ...

2 weeks ago

Safetree are running leadership courses in Taranaki 29&30 July and Whanganui 19&20 August. Details below.....


2 weeks ago
Farmers back Government moves to tighten up on forest planting

The herald actually have some correct stats in this article .... for once.... we still have less pine plantations than we did 10 years ago.

Farmers support Labour's plan to curtail conversion of pastoral land for forestry.

2 weeks ago
Europe losing forest to harvesting at alarming rate, data suggests

Rise in harvesting could affect ability to combat climate crisis due to carbon absorption capacity reducing

2 weeks ago
Forest Industry Contractors Association - FICA

How should New Zealand transition to a low emission economy?

2 weeks ago
Shane Jones: Some landowners have 'allergic reaction' to carbon farming

Forestry Minister Shane Jones says some landowners are fearful of permanent carbon pine plantation forests.

2 weeks ago
Inta-Wood Forestry Ltd

An epic day yesterday to complete a native planting job on the west coast of the North Island between Kawhia and Marokopa.
A piece of work a little different to our normal commercial forestry ... See more

2 weeks ago


Southern North Island Wood Council
quite a lot of this is poplar and willow from riverbank plantings. Not all pine.
Seanne Williams
Southern North Island Wood Council ...SUCH A DUMB ... See more

2 weeks ago
Future Foresters NZ

@deep_south_lumberjack knows how to handle an unpruned butt! #FutureForesters #logging

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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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