Our Focus

The Central North Island Wood Council is a membership body formally established in August 2020 to promote a positive forestry sector profile—to encourage investor confidence, community prosperity and responsible forest stewardship kaitiakitanga.

This will be sought through the following areas of focus:

Be a collective voice through coordinated submission/response to relevant issues that affect the industry

Collaboration with local bodies

Health and safety – assist in the Zero Harm goal

Promotion of regional employment

Support and represent smaller growers

Undertake input into Regional Plans

Facilitate and promote improvements to pertinent transport and infrastructure

Making the industry attractive – cover training and labour

Our People

The council is a non-profit organisation, with its own Constitution and Rules and is governed by a committee. The committee is comprised of the following members:

Colin Maunder

Sustainability Manager Timberlands Ltd

Brent Donaldson

Regional Manager Central Region Hancock Forest Management

Mike Spiers

Regional Manager Central North Island Harvest Management PF Olsen

Murray Parrish

Regulatory Manager Oji Fibre Solutions

Graham West

President NZ Farm Forest Owners

Todd Cheeseman

Director Waipa Forest Management

Josh Green

Principal Green Transport

Te Taru White

Executive Member Te Arawa Primary Sector Group