Government’s proposed forestry policies to cost the industry workforce
3 July 2023 | The New Zealand Institute of Forestry (NZIF) and the Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA) are voicing profound apprehension regarding the government’s proposed forestry policies…
20 June 2023 | The Forest Owners Association (FOA) says the just announced reform options for revising the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will cause a shortfall of plantation forests for sequestering carbon in New Zealand and make meeting our 2050 emissions target impossible.
EWC releases Ministerial Inquiry submission – calls for identification of land to be retired from forestry
11 April 2023 | The Eastland Wood Council (EWC) – Te Kaunihera Pororākau o Te Tairāwhiti representing around 80% of plantation forestry in the region has today released its submission to the Ministerial Inquiry into Land Use…
WorkSafe under fire for failing to visit scene of Gisborne forestry fatality
25 Oct 2022 | WorkSafe is under fire for failing to attend the nation’s latest forestry fatality, with stunned worker advocates labelling the decision to instead send police disrespectful to the dead man and his whānau…
Health & Safety Articles in this month's issue: Key role to play in NZ’s ‘green economy Leadership dedicated to improved health and safety outcomes Click image to view the full Forestry For Life publication.
Eastland Port, Infrastructure Articles in this month's issue: Introducing Georgia Craig Jo, Lorissa playing key roles in port logistic company’s success Twin Berth project ‘significant milestone’ Turanga Ararau takes over leadership of Generation Programme Click image to view the full Forestry For Life publication.
EWC meeting with Her Worship The Mayor Rehette Stoltz
Forestry Industry acknowledges Her Worship The Mayor Rehette Stoltz 06 APRIL 2022 Representatives of the Eastland Wood Council met with Mayor Rehette Stoltz as part of the forestry industry’s collaboration with GDC. EWC took the opportunity to acknowledge Mayor Rehette Stoltz for her leadership and support throughout the state of local emergency, including her advocacy [...]
Careers Articles in this month's issue: Danny reaches the Summit Setting up trainees for success Generation Programme producing great leaders Wood is Good visits Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Nga Taonga Tuturu ki Tokomaru Support and encouragement changes life's path Click image to view the full Forestry For Life publication.
Applications for Civil Defence support 28 MARCH 2022 Applications for Civil Defence Support can be sent to this email: East_Coast_Flooding_March_2022@msd.govt.nz You can only apply for this payment if you have been affected by the flooding in either the Wairoa or Gisborne Districts. When you apply you'll need to tell us your: full name date of [...]
On the right track – harvesting debris emanating from our forests
Update from EWC 28 MARCH 2022 The damage and impact this weather event has had on whānau, communities and infrastructure in our region has been terrible, and we first and foremost extend our thoughts to those impacted. In the past few years forest owners in the Tairāwhiti region have implemented a number of measures to [...]
Extreme weather impacting the way we work and live
Update from EWC 25 MARCH 2022 Like the other residents of Tairāwhiti, those that work in the forestry industry are all being kept on their toes by these extreme weather events, which are impacting the way we all work and live in the region. We acknowledge the impact, and subsequent damage, this has had on [...]
Forestry industry acknowledges declared state of emergency in Tairāwhiti 23 MARCH 2022 Eastland Wood Council - Te Kaunihera Pororākau o Te Tairāwhiti observes and supports the declared state of local emergency in the Tairāwhiti region, the result of record rainfall (more rainfall is forecasted). Our biggest priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our workforce [...]
Members values | Environment initiatives Articles in this month's issue: Cause for optimism as crews return to work Permanent carbon farming Supporting the entire forestry industry Creating a benchmark for others in the sector Click image to view the full Forestry For Life publication.
NZ Farm Forestry Association 22 FEBRUARY 2022 The Farm Forestry Association says anthropologist Dame Anne Salmond’s recently publicised views, that planting native forests offer the best solution to the climate crisis, is misinformed and misleading. Association President Graham West says the overwhelming evidence is that instead, using managed exotic forests, as carbon sequestration off-sets,will provide [...]
Forest Owners tell government to look across the Tasman
Forest Owners Association 21 FEBRUARY 2022 The Forest Owners Association is telling the government that Australia’s support of plantation forestry is in sharp contrast to the increasingly restrictive measures being promised in New Zealand by our government. The Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, is in Tasmania today announcing an $86 (Aust) million package for forestry [...]
New Zealand east coast forestry committed to strengthening industry resilience in region ISSUE 694 | FEBRUARY 2022 New technology adding value to raw material, revolutionising building practices. Click image to view the full article.
Forest Owners Association FEBRUARY 2022 The Forest Owners Association is telling Federated Farmers that it needs to educate itself about how the Overseas Investment Act works before making any more false claims about non-existent overseas investment in carbon farming. Carbon farming is where trees are not intended to be harvested and the only income is [...]
EWC provide a collective voice for Tairawhiti’s forestry-related organisations ISSUE 693 | FEBRUARY 2022 East Coast and Hawkes Bay supply second largest volume of sawn timber in New Zealand. Click image to view the full article.
Forestry Minister has strategic leadership opportunity in farm forestry
Farm Forestry New Zealand FEBRUARY 2022 The Farm Forestry Association says Forestry Minister, Stuart Nash, should incentivise farmers to plant more trees to combat climate change. Association President Graham West asks, “Why isn’t the government working with farmers to plant their own trees, rather than Stuart Nash seeming to have a priority of restricting landowner [...]
Health & Wellbeing | Initiatives | People Articles in this month's issue: Prioritising worker safety Ensuring wellbeing in the workplace Mobile harbour cranes will improve health and safety Competitive couple chasing their dreams Click image to view the full Forestry For Life publication.
Health & Safety | Road Safety | Driving Training Articles in this month's issue: Supporting a safe, sustainable and professional sector Wade Brunt | Safetree Toroawhi, Tairāwhiti Stirling Logging | Rehabilitating workers and getting them back into the forest Leading the way in forestry safety On a mission to change lives Wood is good Perfect job for Ruatoria mum Click image [...]
Transport & cartage Articles in this month's issue: EWC board Economic update The forestry industry is a key driver of the economy in Tairawhiti Working together to get Mangatu moving again Click image to view the full Forestry For Life publication.
Environment, Science & Sustainability Articles in this month's issue: Providing a voice for forestry sector Science and sustainability for a better future Click image to view the full Forestry For Life publication.
Engineering, roading & earthworks Articles in this month's issue: Improving health, safety and wellbeing across the logging industry. 'Trucking is in Kevin's blood.' Click image to view the full Forestry For Life publication.
Logistics / Technology Articles in this month's issue: More timber, less waste and safer Technology removes personnel from high-risk areas and increases efficiency Click image to view the full Forestry For Life publication.
Eastland Forestry Awards 2021 Articles in this month's issue: Supreme winner aiming high Awards judges applaud quality, quantity, diversity Crew of the Year aspiring to share and learn Talented woman steps up 2021 winners Going above and beyond Dave trucking on for over 25 years Congratulations to the 2021 award nominees Gallery pages Click image [...]
Health & safety - silviculture Articles in this month's issue: Leading the charge 'No day the same' Edward proud to be part of a family-focused crew Click image to view the full Forestry For Life publication.
The Eastland Wood Council provides 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.