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.

Submission to GDC's Long Term Plan (LTP)

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Fitness is so important for our industry. Great to see such a happy enthusiastic bunch of trainees as they start their journey to becoming great Forestry workers. Keep up the good work and look forward to following you on your journey to success. ... See MoreSee Less

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Excellent news KFT Logging Well Done! Great to know one of our Generation Programme trainees Makaia is in safe hands doing the mahi as a QC. ... See MoreSee Less

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Well Done to all the Dewes workers. Lovely to see you getting the recognition you all so deserve. The Generation Programme is so proud of our trainees achievements and always grateful to Dewes Contracting for their ongoing support to our programme. ... See MoreSee Less

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EWC Awards 2021
Recognising and celebrating Eastland forestry
Safety Alerts
Read the latest Safety Alerts here
Safetree Certified Contractors
Find the region's certified contractors
Generation Programme
Next intake 2nd March 2020 - don't miss out!

Latest News

Check out the latest forestry news from around the region.
EWC Awards 2021

The forestry industry of Te Tairāwhiti was toasted last night before a sell-out crowd of 500 at the 2021 Eastland Forestry Awards.

Forestry training sees more women enter industry

A training programme developed by the Eastland Wood Council in Gisborne to help people get into the industry has also helped boost diversity within the industry.

A&P Show 2019

Photos from our stand at the Poverty Bay 2019 A&P Show

Used their smarts to bridge problem

The “smartest smart signs in the district” are up on State Highway 2 to make a dangerous intersection safer.

Eastland Port – Industry Letter

The challenges currently facing Eastland Port, what we’re doing about it, and how the wider industry can help.

Wilshier honoured for huge contribution to forestry

Warwick Wilshier isn’t often lost for words. He’s the one that always steps up to speak…

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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