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Welcome to the Eastland Wood Council

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.

Latest News

Check out the latest forestry news from around the region.
January 2022

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.

December 2021

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 [...]

November 2021

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.

October 2021

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.

Vaccination an absolute priority

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself, your whānau and kaimahi.

September 2021

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.

August 2021

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.

July 2021

Wood processing Articles in this month's issue: Proud to be here First-hand look at Mangatu Forest harvest Click image to view the full Forestry For Life publication.

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Cyclone Cody, currently over waters to the east of New Zealand, is expected weaken while moving southwards towards the Chatham Islands during today (Monday) and Tuesday. The risk of severe gales about exposed parts of eastern Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne has decreased and the Strong Wind Watch is now lifted. Please note that hazardous sea and swell conditions are still expected about the east coast of the North Island, particularly from Gisborne to Wairarapa, where large easterly swells, significant sea surges/rips and coastal inundation are possible. ... See MoreSee Less

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Forestry is a great career. If you want to get your career started, then give us a call. We will give you the requirements needed to start your journey to becoming a Forestry Worker. Within a few weeks you could be out there doing the mahi. Along with the required units we will also offer youWorkplace First Aid, Wheels Tracks and Rollers, ATV, Waratah Simulator training and driver licenses, all FREE! You will be guaranteed a job in the industry should you be successful. The work is out there, and the employers are waiting, we just need YOU!. We are looking for interested candidates to start NOW!. NZ Citizens and /or Permanent residents need only apply.Contact: Siobhain on 0274769551 ... See MoreSee Less

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The Generation Programme

The local forest industry is another step closer to a more sustainable flow of trained workers with the imminent start of the Eastland Wood Council driven Generation Programme.

Tairawhiti Road Transport

The Tairawhiti Road Transport Programme (TRTP) has been established to ensure that the local road freight transport, forestry industry and heavy equipment operators are able to attract, recruit, train and retain licensed class 4 & 5 truck drivers.

Get a head start with an EWC Forestry Scholarship

There’s extra incentive on offer for those keen to further a career in forestry with the help of two $1500 scholarships.

Eastland Wood Council annually offers two scholarships for either those wanting to enter the industry or those already in forestry and keen to upskill or retrain


Forestry will be a vibrant, sustainable, respected industry in Tairāwhiti.


We are the regional entity representing the local forest industry for the benefit of Tairāwhiti. The Eastland Wood Council works together with its members where objectives can be better achieved working collectively.

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