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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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New campaign launches to attract more people into forestry careers

A new recruitment campaign called ‘Find Your Fit In Forestry’ aims to draw attention to the varied career opportunities available in the growing forestry industry. A sector-wide initiative, theRead more

FICA E-news August 2022

Well I have to say the industry is starting to feel a bit like the All Blacks, despite knowing what the issues are, there does not seem to be any change in the behaviour and despite knowing this, areRead more

My ACC for Business

MyACC for Business puts you in control of your ACC account. ACC knows that when you’re self-employed, there’s a lot to stay on top of, MyACC for Business can help. It’s ACC's online platformRead more

FICA E-news July 2022

Yes over the half way mark for 2022 and the outlook ahead is a little foggy! We can positively look back a couple of weeks to reflect on the engagement with many of you face to face at the Safetree aRead more

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

New $25k micro-innovation challenge coming to 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

Mechanisation a Reality like “The Jetsons”

Looking back to when I first came on board this role, I found an article written in October 2018 that started off with me saying: “If mobile phones are anything to go by, technology advancement forRead 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

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

Right or Wrong – That is the Question?

Access to workers by unions has not always generated the best of relationships between employers and the agency. There have been underlying perceptions that by letting the union come into theirRead more

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

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