Welcome to FICA
In 2002 the Forest Industry Contractors Association was formed to give a common voice on relevant issues and to foster development and improvement in the New Zealand forestry contracting industry.
FICA currently has approximately 200 member companies made up of logging contractors and a range of associate members. FICA is governed by a board of experienced contractors and a number of committees. Contact us if you wish to be involved with the committee.
FICA provides practical workshops, a national discount scheme, regional industry developments, field visits and a national voice for the industry.
Information about the wage subsidy scheme can be viewed here: https://www.employment.govt.nz/leave-and-holidays/other-types-of-leave/coronavirus-workplace/wage-subsidy/
A collation of government information relating to coronavirus (COVID-19), how it may affect your business and how you can stay up to date as new information becomes available, can be found here: www.business.govt.nz/news/coronavirus-information-for-businesses/
IRD: Full details about the tax relief options available are on the Inland Revenue website here: www.ird.govt.nz/Updates/News-Folder/tax-relief-coronavirus or call Inland Revenue on 0800 473 566.
MSD: Financial support availability and advice for individuals and businesses, can be found here: www.workandincome.govt.nz/eligibility/emergencies/2020/coronavirus.html
Health: Latest health updates, information and advice on COVID-19, including self-isolation information and mental wellbeing management, can be found on the Ministry of Health website here: www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novelcoronavirus
MPI: Primary Industry related information, can be found on the Ministry for Primary Industries website here: www.mpi.govt.nz/protection-and-response/responding/alerts/coronavirus/
Our Vision is to be the influential and respected forestry industry leader.
Our Mission is to represent contractors by promoting safety, professionalism and sustainability.
Our Strategic Plan can be viewed by clicking here.
Our Code of Ethics:
Please note that a forest contractor is defined by those that undertake work on a contractual basis for a forest owner within the forest. Such work broadly comprises land and road preparation and maintenance, tree planting, mensuration, harvesting and transportation.
"Success is proportional to clarity and amplified through what we love doing."
Message from the CEO
I am truly committed to the role as the CEO of FICA.
The aim of our organisation moving forward will be to partner with other forestry entities and work in collaboration to support the growth, capability and promotion of the forestry industry throughout New Zealand.
FICA will represent and support all contractors to ensure they are an integral and highly respected organisation in the industry with a focus to ensure sustainability. The ultimate affirmation of this will be that members are proud to be representing FICA and support its strategic outcomes.
Our new website will provide you with everything that you need to know about FICA, collective information and events related. Meet the FICA board and by joining FICA, you, the independent contractor, will gain industry wide support, valuable benefits and be part of an active and credible organisation that will work to common goals.
We will have numerous events all over New Zealand, aiming to lift the information and skill base of our members and I urge you to get involved, they will be a great opportunity for networking amongst members, sponsors and industry stakeholders.
So we are a significant group to step up and be leaders in the forest industry.
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FICA will be actively organising events through the year that will support the growth and capability of our industry, field trips, workshops covering key issues for forestry contractors, as well as the opportunity to network and share ideas allowing all contractors to work smarter.
If you know of activities going on in your region then make sure you get them added to our calendar.
See upcoming events here, and don't forget to register to book your attendance!
Connect for Success
Safetree Conference postponed till later this year.
We have made the decision to postpone the Safetree Conference until later this year, in light of Covid-19.
We will honour all tickets purchased for the March conference for the new dates.
We regret any inconvenience this might cause you. However, we are sure you will appreciate that we want to support efforts to contain the virus and protect New Zealanders.
The Government has announced that events involving more than 500 people will not go ahead and has said it will make an announcement on smaller events later this week. Our event will be less than 500 people. But given the uncertainty of what will be in the next announcement, and the fact that the need for social distancing will undermine the main purpose of the conference – which is to allow people to connect – we have made a pro-active decision to postpone.
While this postponement is disappointing, we are hopeful that the event can be run later this year and will keep you informed about the new date.
Take care and keep updated using the Ministry of Health website
Thank you to all of the organisations who support FICA, which in turn works to promote business growth and improved safety and efficiency amongst forestry contractors for the benefit of New Zealand’s Forestry Industry.
For inquiries, event dates or questions, please call: 0800 34 22 69,
or fill out the following form
Tel: 0800 342 269