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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FACT First aid & CPR training getting the knowledge out there with Stubbs Contractors Ltd. Taking part in forestry specific first aid training. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great 2 days with Lee Perry from Safetree as he delivered his dynamic Leadership programme to some of our local forestry contactors and workers. His focus was on how to lead a high-performance team, improve on affective communication skills, goal setting, decision making, and problem solving as a team. There were lots of constructive discussions along with heaps of laughter and hands-on activities. Navigating the mine field blindfolded and working as a team was very entertaining!!!! I would highly recommend this programme to all our contractors. So, if your keen just get hold of Lee at Safetree and book a session, you won’t regret it.The following were in attendance. Generation Programme, Chris Hurring logging, Forest Management Solutions, Forest leasing solutions ltd, Yellow logging ltd, Lift Logging, Forest transport solutions ltd, Koncrete logging and Overhead Solutions ltd. ... See MoreSee Less

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Really pleased to have the crew from DOWN 'N' OUT LOGGING in the EWC Boardroom today, completing their First Aid Refresher Course. ... See MoreSee Less

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A very productive National meeting of the regional Wood Council’s held at the NZ Forestry Owners Association in Wellington. ... See MoreSee Less

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The official photos from this important industry event are online! https://eastlandwood.co.nz/forestry-champions-toasted-at-awards/ ... See MoreSee Less

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The official photos from this important industry event are online! https://eastlandwood.co.nz/forestry-champions-toasted-at-awards/ ... See MoreSee Less

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

VISION

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

MISSION

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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