Welcome to the Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards 2018
The Eastland Wood Council now celebrate our nineth annual awards and look forward to recognising our top performers, our heroes of the industry and the Eastland Wood Council – Skilled Professional of the Year. The official opening for nominations will begin November this year, as we seek nominations direct from the industry. Through support of our mentor, the principal companies and crews, will collectively manage the nomination process.
The Eastland Wood Council is an incorporated society established to provide a collective voice for the forestry industry in the Eastland region which encompasses the Gisborne and Wairoa District Council areas and stretches from the Mohaka River in the South to East Cape in the North. The group was formed in 2001 as the East Coast Forestry Industry Group (ECFIG). Over the next five years ECFIG proved itself as a worthwhile initiative to assist the industry in its objectives. In 2006 a review was undertaken resulting in the group being enhanced and the Eastland Wood Council being formed.
The operational objectives of the EWC are;
- To enhance the business environment for commercial plantation forestry and processing in the Gisborne and Wairoa District by bringing together companies with a common interest in these enterprises.
- To establish a collective voice of the plantation forestry and wood industry.
- To provide a forum for members to jointly develop strategies on matters of common interest.
- To engender political and community support for the forestry industry in the district.
Announcing 2018 Dates
NOV 1, 2017 NOMINATIONS OPEN
MARCH 1, 2018 NOMINATIONS CLOSE
MARCH - APRIL 2018 JUDGING
MAY 18, 2018 AWARDS DINNER
Firstly we would like to thank our sponsors from 2017, we could not have successfully implemented this awards programme without you all and many of you have been with us since day one. We see sponsors being an integral part of this growth opportunity to lift the profile of the industry, to be inclusive in taking the industry forward and to be the catalyst of the development and management of the EWC Forestry Awards. It is important to us that the forestry and service industries get behind this programme to enhance and promote the event. We will ensure that supporting sponsors will receive naming rights to each category and will be well recognised throughout the publicity and promotion
all the way. And more than anything, we need to ensure that we are all taking the same path to growth and sustainability.
Chief Executive EWC
M: 021 2765484