If you'd like to find out more about the forestry sector, or if you've got feedback or suggestions on our website, we'd love to hear from you. Contact Glen Mackie at New Zealand Forest Owners Assocation.


The regional wood councils are a great place to start when wanting to find out about career opportunities in your area. They have strong connections with the industry, relationships with local training providers, and a good understanding of career options in the area.


The forestry companies are a great place to talk to when considering a career in forestry. They can tell you what they're looking for, and many of them have direct links to training providers which helps build a career path for those in training. 

See the Forest Owners Association website for additional company contacts.


Future Foresters promote career pathways for young people wanting to enter the forestry sector. Find out more about what they do and how to get involved on their website or take a look at their Facebook page.


FICA provides a unified voice for forest Contractors and their employees. It represents contractors by promoting safety, professionalism and sustainability and partners and collaborates with other forestry entities in the interest of growth.

FICA members are responsible for the workforce involved in planting, tending, and harvesting the forests and transporting the forest products.
FICA represents approximately 200 contractors across the silviculture, harvesting and roading engineering sectors with about 3000 employees associated.

FICA may be able to put you in touch with forest Contractors in your region to find out about potential jobs and career options.

To find out more, visit the FICA website, email CEO Prue Younger, or call 021 276 5484.