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Training course attracting women to forestry

In New Zealand, an Eastland Wood Council forestry training programme aimed at keeping pace with the demand for forestry workers has had an unexpected boon — boosting diversity in a traditionally ...

19 October 2020

Latest NZ Forestry Facts and Figures out

The latest NZ Forestry Facts and Figures 2019/20 produced by the Forest Owners Association is now available on-line. Due to budget constraints, there are this year no plans to print copies – it i...

6 October 2020

Silvicultural work highlighted in new videos

Silviculture workers are crucial to the success of New Zealand’s forestry industry. However sometimes the important work they do can be over-shadowed by the harvesting end of the business. But si...

15 September 2020

New posts on Rural Fire Research Blog

As a result of the recent research burns and associated publicity, Scion’s fire team now has a number of new videos available for viewing. The team now has its own YouTube video channel, and has ...

15 September 2020

SWC Forest Products Scholarship 2020

University of Canterbury forestry student picks up major award A University of Canterbury forestry student has just received top forest industry honours with a major scholarship being awarded. This...

23 April 2020

Southern Apprentice of the Year awarded

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 operat...

3 April 2020

City Forests contribution to the region

Forestry may be getting a bad rap lately particularly from the farming community, but there is no arguing with its returns. Brent Melville logged some time with City Forests this week, discovering ...

19 December 2019

Transpower / Forestry Workshop [2 Oct 2019]

If you’re a forestry contractor, harvest planner, forestry manager or owner involved in wood harvesting operations in the Otago or Southland region, this workshop has been set up for you. It’s ...

9 August 2019

The future of forestry for Southland schools

Southland students have been encouraged to become the future of forestry.  To coincide with the UN International Day of Forests, a forestry careers day was held on Thursday 21 March to introduce st...

27 March 2019

Southern forestry training course starts

A new forestry training course set up by Tokomairiro Training in partnership in the lower South Island of New Zealand with Johnson Forestry Service has attracted considerable interest.  It began la...

26 February 2019

2019 Forestry Award Nominations

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. ...

10 December 2018

2019 SWC Awards Guest Presenter

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...

10 December 2018

2019 SWC Forestry Awards Programme

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 in...

1 December 2018

Southland Youth Futures working with students

Southland Youth Futures is a community programme being run in the lower part of New Zealand. It’s linking young people with career and training opportunities in primary sector-related industries ...

27 November 2018

Forestry apprentices growing the industry

In a recent issue of Friday Offcuts, we asked for more good news stories to profile the industry, particularly to the younger generation. Attached is one supplied by Rayonier Matariki Forests. The ...

26 November 2018

Future Foresters quick growing

A group of young New Zealand foresters is working to raise the profile of their industry and provide support for those looking to develop careers in the sector. The Future Foresters group grew out ...

26 November 2018

Logging machinery attract students

Mike Hurring Logging, the largest harvesting contractor in the Otago and Southland region, held an open day on Saturday 2nd June to promote forestry as a future career choice to local school studen...

12 June 2018

SWC Forestry Awards 2018 Winners

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...

28 May 2018

2018 SWC Forest Products Scholarship

University of Canterbury forestry student picks up major award A University of Canterbury forestry student has just received top forest industry honours with a major scholarship being awarded. This...

9 April 2018

Guest Speaker for 2018 SWC Awards Evening

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 ru...

2 March 2018

The 2018 SWC Forestry Awards Programme

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 outst...

10 November 2017

Spotlight: Working in Forestry

In this video produced by Southland Youth Futures, a local forestry company, Rayonier/Matarikia, outline the variety of roles that are available to those looking to work within the forestry...

25 August 2017

Careers in Forestry

Check out the stories of three young women, Pauline Edge, Acacia Farmery and Briony Hooper, who have all recently picked forestry for their future career. The training and jobs now being...

21 July 2017

SWC Forestry Awards 2017

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...

15 May 2017

The changing the face of the industry

“Women are the answer to New Zealand’s skilled worker shortage,” says Pamela Bell, CEO PrefabNZ. “Wood is going to be bigger than dairy – more sustainable and provide the jobs for our fut...

15 March 2017

SWC Forest Products Scholarships 2017

University of Canterbury forestry student picks up major award A University of Canterbury forestry student has just received top forest industry honours with a major scholarship being awarded. This...

15 February 2017

SWC Forestry Awards 2016

2016 Forestry training and success celebrated in the South   Around 120 National Training Certificates that had been achieved in Forestry & Wood Processing were awarded to top local contractors and...

15 May 2016

SWC Forestry Awards 2015

2015 SWC Awards Programme The Southern Wood Council in conjunction with the country’s Industry Training Organisation, Competenz, runs an annual awards programme in the region. In 2015, the...

15 May 2015