Southern Apprentice of the Year awarded

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Wood Council’s across New Zealand this year have had to cancel their annual awards programmes. Measures to tackle the COVID-19 virus and the enforced lockdown of forestry and wood products operations has meant that unfortunately, annual regional celebrations to recognise business and training success have had to be put forward to 2021. It’s been a huge disappointment to all, particularly for those that have stood out over this last year and have put the time and effort into pulling together nominations for the myriad of major annual awards on offer. The Southern Wood Council (SWC) was one of many that … Read More

SWC 2020 Forestry Awards: Event has been cancelled

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The SWC 2020 Forestry Awards has been cancelled. This decision was made after consultation with Members and is due to recent changes in travel policies across various organisations and the directive made by the NZ Government on Thursday 19 March. Due to the current and unprecedented conditions around COVID-19, the Prime Minister’s announcement on banning all meetings indoors in New Zealand to under 100 people and Health directives given on “social distancing”, the decision was made reluctantly on Tuesday 17 March to cancel this year’s SWC Forestry Training Awards that were scheduled to run on the evening of Friday 8 … Read More

2019 Forestry Award Nominations

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This is a unique opportunity for all those involved in training, in growing, processing and transporting wood and for those who support the industry through the provision of products and services. It’s an opportunity to come together to celebrate success – and to celebrate the contribution that the forestry sector is making to the community and economy – in the lower South Island. To ensure the success of these and ongoing awards, take the time to nominate an individual or company that has stood out in 2018-19. The process of nominating has been kept as short and as straightforward as … Read More

2019 SWC Awards Guest Presenter

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Davey Hughes, Founder, Swazi Most working in forestry know of the kiwi outdoor clothing brand, SWAZI® Proudly designed and manufactured in New Zealand, they’ve been at the forefront of producing well designed, hard wearing and incredibly popular outdoor leisure clothing. For those of you who hunt or spend time in the outdoors as your pastime, you’ll all own or aspire to owning a piece of their sought-after clothing range. We’re very pleased to announce that the man behind the highly-successful SWAZI®outdoor clothing label will be the guest presenter at 2019 Southern Wood Council Forestry Awards. Swazi founder Davey Hughes has … Read More

2019 SWC Forestry Awards Programme

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Mark the date into your diary. Yes, it’s that time again. The forestry awards programme for the lower South Island is running again in 2019. This will be the fifth major awards evening for the industry in the lower South Island. Feedback after last year’s awards was excellent. The turnout each year continues to be by far, the largest annual gathering of forestry and wood products companies, contractors and transport operators from throughout the region. Every year, well over 350 people from the industry attend. The 2019 Southern Wood Council (SWC) Forestry Awards evening is shaping up again to be … Read More

SWC Forestry Awards 2018 Winners

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2017 Forestry Training and Success Celebrated in the South. Friday 12 May 2017 saw another outstanding turnout by local forestry companies, contractors and transport operators from throughout the lower South Island of New Zealand. The function was the 2017 Southern Wood Council Forestry Awards.

Guest Speaker for 2018 SWC Awards Evening

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Aaron Fleming is an award-winning New Zealand leader, athlete, and author with one of the most moving tales you will ever hear. He will the guest speaker at the upcoming 2018 SWC Forestry Awards running at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin on Friday 25 May 2018. Still very early in his career, Aaron has an incredible list of achievements and leadership experience that could inspire and motivate any audience: Blake Leader Award recipient Senior leadership positions in both Local and Central Government Author of motivational book Purpose Multiple international Ironman finisher New Zealand’s Olympic Games torchbearer Previous finalist for Young … Read More

Nominations for the SWC Awards End 30 March 2018

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The 2018 SWC Forestry Awards evening is, once again, is shaping up again to be a huge night out for the industry across Southland, Otago and South Canterbury. Over 350 people from forestry and wood products companies, contractors and transport operators from throughout the region attend this SWC event. This is a unique opportunity for those involved in training, in growing, processing and transporting wood and for those who support the industry through the provision of products and services. It’s an opportunity to come together to celebrate success – and to celebrate the contribution that the forestry sector is making to the … Read More

The 2018 SWC Forestry Awards Programme

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Yes, it’s that time again. The forestry awards programme for the lower South Island is running again in 2018. The response from the industry to the three previous awards programmes has been outstanding. Without doubt, it’s the largest gathering seen in this region every year. Over 350 people from forestry and wood products companies, contractors and transport operators from throughout the region attend. Key Details: When: 5.30-9.30pm, Friday 25 May 2018 Where: Corporate Lounges, Fourth Floor, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin. Format: Pre-award drinks and nibbles, awards ceremony, post award drinks and catering. The 2018 SWC Forestry Awards evening is shaping … Read More

SWC Forestry Awards 2017

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2017 Forestry Training and Success Celebrated in the South. Friday 12 May 2017 saw another outstanding turnout by local forestry companies, contractors and transport operators from throughout the lower South Island of New Zealand. The function was the 2017 Southern Wood Council Forestry Awards.