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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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A collaborative approach with continuous improvement - M J Fraser Logging

M J Fraser Logging is the Training Company / Contractor of the Year at the 2022 Top of the South Forestry Awards, recognised for placing a great deal of emphasis on upskilling its employees andRead more

Ready and willing – Joseph Horner

A solid worker with a broad skill set across silviculture, Joseph Horner from Tasman Forest Services Limited is the 2022 Top of the South Forestry Awards’ Trainee of the Year. Joseph has embraced Read more

Highly skilled and experienced - Paul O’Sullivan, Mike Edridge Contracting

As an integral part of the Mike Edridge Contracting Limited forestry earthworks team, Paul O’Sullivan is versatile and has the ability to operate a range of machinery and equipment. He is theRead more

Unsung Heroes – Buck Forestry Services

Buck Forestry Services have filled the gap and display flexibility and diversity working across New Zealand. They have been recognised at the Top of the South Forestry Awards for Outstanding RegionalRead more

Winners Announced for Micro-Innovation Challenge

Winners of the very first Forestry Micro-Innovation Challenge 2022 have been announced!  In no particular order, the three winners are: Remote Controlled Felling Banner (David Johnston)SlashRead more

Outstanding Health & Safety Management - Steve Borlase – Borlase Transport

Forestry Awards Winner Snapshot  Taking on a role in health and safety, Steve Borlase at Borlase Transport has expanded the role and implemented improvements all round. He has innovated and hisRead more

Outstanding Environmental Management – Kelly Logging

Forestry Awards Winner Snapshot Kelly Logging have a long history of excellence in environmental management and are recipients of the 2022 Outstanding Environmental Management award at the Top ofRead more

FICA E-news - September 2022

Another month goes by with uncertainity if markets are righting themselves but the logs still keep flowing on our NZ roads and ships stll keep coming into the Ports. I have had a chance to travel aboRead more

Keen and likeable - Jackson Goldsworthy

Forestry Awards Winner Snapshot  Considering he’s learnt everything about forestry from scratch, Jackson Goldsworthy at Moutere Logging has come along way already, with both his studies and hisRead more

Press Release - First Ever Forestry Expo Coming to NZ 18-19 November 2022

New Zealand’s first ever forestry expo event, the Fast & Forward Forestry Expo, is coming to Rotorua from 18-19 November 2022. The expo will bring forestry to the rest of New Zealand, showcasingRead more

A highly motivated and disciplined operator - Keith Anderson

Forestry Awards Winner Snapshot Described as the consummate professional with great endorsements, Keith Anderson at Borlase Transport Limited is the winner of the Log Truck Driver Excellence Award atRead more

Log Processor Excellence - Murray Smith

Forestry Awards Winner Snapshot Being in the private woodlot and not in the corporate forest sector, a contractor doesn’t often have access to the resources like constant auditing. But when you exRead more

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