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

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FICA E-newsletter - April 2024

I officially started in my roles as FICA CEO on 2 April 2024.  I want to take this opportunity to thank Prue Younger for all the hard work she has done for FICA. FICA is a well-respected industryRead more

Changes to the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV)

Many of you may be aware of the changes to the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) | Immigration New Zealand announced last weekend. Immigration NZ is extending an invite to FICA Members to attend aRead more

FICA E-newsletter - March 2024

Well, the time has come to say good-bye! My last few weeks are on count down and a busy hand over to my successor Rowan Struthers who will be great to take FICA on to the next stage of its life. IRead more

Rowan Struthers announced as new Forest Industry Contractors Association CEO

FICA has announced the appointment of Rowan Struthers as its new CEO. An experienced professional who has worked across the forestry sector in various roles including senior leadership and forestRead more

FICA E-newsletter - Jan Feb 2024

This is the first newsletter for 2024 and I trust this finds you all back at work, relaxed and rested and ready to hit 2024 head on! It is a bit scary as there is just one more newsletter to go befoRead more

FICA E-Newsletter - December 2023

As the last newsletter of 2023 I could not help but reflect on where we are as of today and maybe what lies ahead for a better year in 2024. As it happens, I had to give a brief overview of the induRead more

New Government Agreements and 100 Day Action Plan

Its official, New Zealand has a new Government. Here you'll find the agreement documents between the National Party, NZ First and Act, as well as the new Governments 100 day action plan. Read more

Contract Tree Faller Guide

This is a new protocol / guideline for forestry contractors to use before / when engaging a contract tree faller to work. It is widely accepted that tree falling is a high risk activity. With theRead more

Forestry and wood processing sector briefing to incoming ministers 2023

There are many reasons why the government should be a strong supporter of the forest and wood processing sector. Such support will generate huge benefits for Aotearoa New Zealand. The forestry Read more

FICA E-Newsletter November 2023

The thought of just 6 weeks to Xmas is a slight panic given what's in the diary to complete before then. But, as always, we'll tick off a project at a time and we'll get there. I think everyone isRead more

Prue Younger to retire as FICA CEO in March 2024

After six years at the helm, Forest Industry Contractors Association CEO Prue Younger will retire from her role on 31 March 2024. During her time as FICA’s CEO, Prue has led the organisationRead more

Watch: National Environmental Standards - Commercial Forestry 2023 Webinar

The Government has recently released the changes to the National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry. The implications of these changes are significant and apply from November 3rd 2023.Read 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