Welcome to the Southern North Island Forestry Awards 2024

Recognising and celebrating excellence amongst the skilled workforce of our region.

The ​Southern North Island Forestry Awards provides a collective voice for the forestry sector in Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu, Wairarapa, Tararua and Wellington.


The key objectives in having these awards are to benefit the region’s forestry industry in several exciting ways, namely:

  • To attract skilled employees to the region as valued forest industry players
  • To up skill and lift the standard of the skill base of the forestry workforce
  • To provide an opportunity for the SNI’s forest industry to celebrate its skilled professionals
  • To unite industry players
  • To create a healthy and challenging competition amongst the industry

We encourage businesses within the industry to become involved in this exciting event. It is important that we all share the vision to recognise skilled professionals, applaud them and create a desire to continue to lift the profile of forestry in the Southern North Island region.

Erica Kinder

CEO |  Southern North Island Wood Council
027 329 0498
E: sniwoodcouncil@gmail.com

  • Nominations open: November 2023

  • Nominations close: 19 April 2024

  • Judging: May 2024

  • Awards Dinner: 10 May 2024

Join the Awards Evening with a two course dinner and loads of entertainment!

Programme of the Awards Dinner Evening 2024

5pm Doors Open

6pm Ceremony starts

Opening Speakers

Training Excellence

Emerging Talent of the Year

Woman in Forestry Excellence

Silviculture Excellence

Distribution Excellence

Harvesting Excellence

7.30pm Dinner

8.30pm After Dinner Speakers

UDC Lucky Prize

Wood Processing Excellence

Outstanding Health and Safety Management

Outstanding Environmental Management

Forestry Family of the Year

Contractor of the Year

Contribution to the Forestry Industry

Special Award –
Health and Safety Champion

Dessert and coffee

10pm Ceremony Closes

Bar will remain open till 11.30pm