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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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Forestry centre stage at Good Employer Awards

Tāne Mahuta NZ Ltd have made the forestry industry proud, taking out the Māori Agribusiness Award at the 2022 Primary Industries Good Employer Awards last night. The Bay of Plenty based contractorsRead more

Insurance Update - Forestry High Risk

The insurance industry is currently undergoing a number of changes with a many insurers moving away from occupations they consider to be high risk, particularly when it comes to liability policies. Read more

FICA Enews June 2022

Firstly congrats to the Queen, her 70th Jubilee what a milestone and I hope you all have come off the back of a good long weekend. Next, thanks to all the contractors that signed up to FICA forRead more

New $25k micro-innovation challenge coming for contractors

A new micro innovation challenge, endorsed by FICA and funded by Worksafe, trials a new process and fund to support micro innovation among forestry crews.  The three winning innovators will receiveRead more

Dedicated Damon

As Woodlot Harvestings newest apprentice, Damon Zillwood is already becoming a hugely valuable member of his crew. Previously working as a diesel mechanic assistant, Woodlot Harvestings Managers wereRead more

Outdoor opportunities for Callum

Working as a machine operator for Roxburgh Contracting under the FICA MSD Harvesting Subsidy, school-leaver Callum Maze is loving working in logging and working outdoors. While participating in theRead more

Expert QC Jessie-Lee

After finishing school and doing a stint at a local apple packhouse in the Hawkes Bay, Jessie-Lee Bush was approached by her Mum’s boss at DG Glenn Logging (DGL) to work there as a QC (QualityRead more

MyACC for Business – view Work Related Claims Reports Online

If you have any employees that have a work-related injury, you can view and download the claims report online now in MyACC for Business  If you’re not registered yet, visit MyACC forRead more

Fuel Prices - Information from Z Energy

Over recent weeks we have seen significant movements in the global price of refined fuels driven by international events such as Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  You will have seen these global priceRead more

Press Release: ​State of the Industry Update

This is a joint press release between FICA, Safetree and NZFOA.  As we have all seen in the media and through our industry communication platforms in last 10 days, there is a multitude of factorsRead more

Press Release: The Trough Is Dropping Fast

We are all aware of how forestry rises and falls and that the trends of export log prices are cyclical, but this next hump is one out of the norm which about now we know we are working up to aRead more

Press Release: Immigration New Zealand is letting down the Silviculture Industry

FICA is calling on Immigration New Zealand to reassess its position on silviculture migrant worker policy, following a series of recent rejections that have been brought to light. Forest IndustryRead more

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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