Welcome to the Central North Island Wood Council

The Central North Island Wood Council provides a single voice to advocate on behalf of the entire forestry industry vertical and supply chain and to support the sustainable growth of the sector.

The Generation Programme

The region's wood and forest industry is another step closer to a more sustainable flow of trained workers with the imminent start of the Central North Island Wood Council driven Generation Programme.

CNIWC Awards 2022

Our Awards Ceremony is being held on 5 August 2022 at the Rotorua Events Centre. Website coming soon: find more information, nominate someone deserving, and book your tickets.


The Central North Island's integrated production forestry recognised as a world-class model of bio-circular and community kaitiakitanga.


  • Bring recognition to the resilience and sustainability of CNI investments in forestry and wood processing over successive generations.
  • Capitalise on the growing interest in naturally renewable and low environmental products through new investment and innovation.
  • Build stability and pride in communities by fostering a diverse range of worthwhile employment opportunities.


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