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.

Panel only seen by widget owner
member companies
of the national log cut represented
regions represented
log export earnings in 2021

Latest Updates

PRESS RELEASE - Forestry contractors at breaking point with an unsustainable model

New Zealand’s forestry contractors are at breaking point, with compounding pressures from the last three years mounting. Some are already in liquidation and many more are at risk of losing theirRead more

Training Company / Contractor of the Year - D G Glenn Logging Ltd

D G Glenn Logging Ltd is a company that has always supported industry training thoroughly. They are the Training Company / Contractor of the Year at the 2022 Hawkes Bay Forestry Awards. They notRead more

Roading Excellence – Pnut Ross

With a good character and full dedication to his crews and fellow contractors, Terence (P’nut) Ross, Gair Contracting, is the Roading Excellence Winner at the 2022 Hawkes Bay Forestry Awards. TheRead more

PRESS RELEASE: Forestry contractors on the brink of closure with lack of certainty following release of Ministerial inquiry into woody debris report

New Zealand’s forestry contractors are expressing concern at lack of clarity following release of the Ministerial Enquiry into woody debris report, and say it’s unfair to be viewed as ‘turn-on,Read more

Outstanding Health & Safety Management – Hayden Mullins

Hayden Mullins has managed multiple crews, has proven leadership qualities and always maintains a high standard of work. He is the Outstanding Health & Safety Management award winner at the 2022 HawkRead more

Outstanding Regional Service Performance - Peter & Linda Lister

Providing an exemplary service and taking pride in their work, Peter & Linda Lister of P&L Lister Ltd have won the Outstanding Regional Service Performance Award at the 2022 Hawkes Bay ForestryRead more

Outstanding Environmental Management - Charlotte Holdsworth

Charlotte Holdsworth is a person displaying professional and personal commitment to achieving the best environmental outcomes. She is the Outstanding Environmental Management Award Winner at the 2022Read more

Trainee of the Year - Hannah Allen

Hannah Allen, Chimpmunk Logging, is the 2022 Trainee of the Year at the Hawkes Bay Forestry Awards.   The work of a trainee is physically & mentally demanding and requires a high level of skills &Read more

FICA Enewsletter - May 2023

These mixed bag situations keep coming and if it's not the weather keeping us on our toes, it's the people. The month has seen a new Minister of Forestry appointed, Hon. Peeni Henare and we lookRead more

Log Truck Driver Excellence - Rex Sime

Rex Sime is the Log Truck Driver Excellence award winner at the 2022 Hawkes Bay Forestry Awards. As a driver, Rex has carried over 50,000 tonnes from forest to destination with no speeding events onRead more

NZ Apprentice of the Year - Jovan Hanley

Having come to logging at a later stage in life, Jovan Hanley has totally excelled at further training and taking on new skills. He’s the NZ Apprentice of the Year at the 2022 Hawkes Bay ForestryRead more

Harvesting Excellence - Tane Lee

With a wealth of knowledge and practical experience, Tane Lee has been deemed an inspirational leader. He is the Harvesting Excellence recipient at the 2022 Hawkes Bay Forestry Awards. He has aRead more

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Why join FICA?

Gain a SEAT AT THE TABLE with FICA representing you 

Be AFFILIATED with an organisation that's leading the way in our industry

Access TOOLS, RESOURCES, INFORMATION & SUPPORT relevant to your business 

Get a range of DISCOUNTS, OFFERS & DEALS as part of our awesome member package