YOUR VOICE

The voice of forestry contractors
since 2002

FICA is a membership based organisation representing the voice of New Zealand forestry contractors. Formed in 2002, FICA currently has approximately 240 member companies and associate members in harvesting, silviculture, civil and roading.

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240+
member companies
70%
of the national log cut represented
13
regions represented
6bn
log export earnings in 2021


Latest Updates


New Government Agreements and 100 Day Action Plan

Its official, New Zealand has a new Government. Here you'll find the agreement documents between the National Party, NZ First and Act, as well as the new Governments 100 day action plan. Read more

Contract Tree Faller Guide

This is a new protocol / guideline for forestry contractors to use before / when engaging a contract tree faller to work. It is widely accepted that tree falling is a high risk activity. With theRead more

Forestry and wood processing sector briefing to incoming ministers 2023

There are many reasons why the government should be a strong supporter of the forest and wood processing sector. Such support will generate huge benefits for Aotearoa New Zealand. The forestry Read more

Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer - FICA

FICA is currently seeking a Chief Executive Officer to further our aspirations in advocacy, education and stakeholder relationship management.  Reporting to the Board via the Chair, you will haveRead more

FICA E-Newsletter November 2023

The thought of just 6 weeks to Xmas is a slight panic given what's in the diary to complete before then. But, as always, we'll tick off a project at a time and we'll get there. I think everyone isRead more

Prue Younger to retire as FICA CEO in March 2024

After six years at the helm, Forest Industry Contractors Association CEO Prue Younger will retire from her role on 31 March 2024. During her time as FICA’s CEO, Prue has led the organisationRead more

Watch: National Environmental Standards - Commercial Forestry 2023 Webinar

The Government has recently released the changes to the National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry. The implications of these changes are significant and apply from November 3rd 2023.Read more

How to Notify WorkSafe – Notifiable Work

WorkSafe has provided this quick 'how to' guide that should assist when you are navigating the WorkSafe Notifiable Incident notification form. WorkSafe have recently changed their notificationRead more

Expressions of interest for Trial - ACC Recovery at Work

Businesses involved in forestry, wood processing and log transport are being invited to take part in an ACC Recovery at Work trial. The trial will identify and evaluate initiatives that make aRead more

New micro-credential in Forestry mensuration

Muku Tangata is pleased to announce a new project to develop a micro-credential in Forestry mensuration. Through their Forestry qualification development project, Muka Tangata has heard fromRead more

Support services coming for forestry businesses in Tairawhiti / Gisborne and Hawkes Bay valued at $577,000

A joint package of support services being delivered between October ‚Äď December 2023 by the Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA), Safetree and Eastland Wood Council will be available forRead more

FICA E-news - October 2023

Another month goes by and one more month closer to the end of 2023. For most of us, we won't want to be putting this year into our memory bank. It's been a tough gig and a long road to travel but theRead more


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