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

What's New?

Latest Updates

FICA E-newsletter - July 2024

In our latest FICA update, we're covering: Market Update WorkSafe Strategy and Sector Priority Plan Immigration Update WorkSafe Improvement Notices Nelson / Marlborough Trip Meeting with the MinisterRead more

In the Ute with Dave Adams, Operations Manager, G White Logging

Dave Adams has had a long career in forestry, first working as a full time logger before turning his hand to safety and training management roles and operations / management. He is the currentRead more

Immigration NZ Roundup

Here is a summary of recent key operational and policy updates about the immigration system. Please note this is not an exhaustive list of updates. For more information about any of the updatesRead more

Manual Tree Falling Scenario

We received this write up from Erik Wardrop who is a manual tree faller (Mohua Forestry & Environmental Services Ltd). In this case Erik flagged concerns about manually falling an area with a veryRead more

Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries - MPI June 2024

The food and fibre sector has performed remarkably well over the last few years. However, slower global growth, especially in our key export market, China, and a correction in commodity prices meansRead more

Pan Sector Group Update

You may recall that as a result of the ‘Reality Check’ meeting lead by FICA in July 2023 that a Pan Sector Group (NZ Forest & Wood Sector Forum, NZFWSF) was formed. The group includesRead more

FICA Administration Change

Over the past two months Sarah Davis has been assisting FICA in an administration capacity. FICA would like to welcome Vicki Thompson to the team. Vicki will be providing part-time contractedRead more

DC Equipment – Madill launch and a little surprise

On 31 May to celebrate the manufacturing debut of Madill log loaders in New Zealand, special guests were invited to DC HQ in Tasman. FICA board members Nathan Taylor (Mechanised Cable Harvesting, MCRead more

FICA Members present at Wood Transport and Logistics Conference

FICA members Mike Hurring (Josh Hurring) and G White Logging (Dave Adams) presented at this years’ conference.  Josh’s presentation was on running NZ’s first Logset diesel-electric hybridRead more

Yarder Guarding

The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) that has worked on the yarder BPGs has decided to publish an unendorsed WorkSafe copy of the BPGs. In the background WorkSafe will continue to review the BPG’sRead more

WorkSafe Strategy Release

The WorkSafe strategy was officially launched mid-May. Some points of note: WorkSafe is committed to work with the forest industry to update the approved code of practice. This is good news for theRead more

Excavator Guarding Guidance

Some of you may have received communications from enthusiastic machinery and parts suppliers/salesmen stating that:    ‘Worksafe is making all forestry machines mandatory to have hand rails instaRead more

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