FAST AND FORWARD FORESTRY EXPO - Friday 18 Nov + Saturday 19 Nov - Rotorua Racecourse


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 200 member companies and associate members in harvesting, silviculture, civil and roading.

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Woman in Forestry Excellence - Kerry Pellegrom

Kerry Pellegrom is the Woman in Forestry Excellence Winner at the 2022 Northland Forestry Awards. Kerry is a woman who continues to impress – whether it be for her knowledge of health and safety, Read more

Tree Faller Excellence – Edward (Blue) Llyod

Blue Lloyd (Lloyd Logging) is the Tree Faller Excellence Award Winner at the 2022 Northland Forestry Awards. Known for his professional attitude, Blue always takes pride in his work. Every day heRead more

PRESS RELEASE - Forestry contractors want to be included in slash solutions

New Zealand’s forestry contractors are asking to be included when investigating solutions for slash / woody debris. Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA) CEO Prue Younger says FICA is keenRead more

FICA E-News - March 2023

Firstly, we acknowledge the recent crisis with Cyclone Gabrielle and extend our thoughts to those families and whanau that have been so devastated by this national civil emergency event. To theRead more

Breaker Out Excellence - Sean Mete

Sean Mete (Rosewarne Cable Loggers) is the Breaker Out Excellence Award winner at the 2022 Northland Forestry Awards. Sean makes no secret of his love of forestry and those he works with. NorthlandRead more

Wood Processing Excellence - Paul Rupapera

Paul Rupapera (Rosvall Sawmill) is the Wood Processing Excellence Award recipient at the 2022 Northland Forestry Awards. Coming from a logging family, Paul started at the bottom and worked his wayRead more

New Forestry Apprenticeship Underway

Competenz Te Pūkenga is set to launch a new forestry programme — New Zealand Apprenticeship in Silviculture in the second quarter of 2023.   The purpose of this programme is to equip the forestryRead more

CNIWC partner with Timberlands Ltd for new Generation Programme

A partnership Generation Programme with Central North Island Wood Council (CNIWC) and 'Timberlands Ltd' is starting on Monday 13 March at the Toi Ohomai Institute NZ Waipa campus in Rotorua. Read more

Support for businesses - contractor business qualify under several of the criteria

Support for businesses affected by Cyclone Gabrielle has been announced by the government in the form of grants up to the value of $40k. "This includes those that have been impacted due to barriersRead more

PRESS RELEASE - Forestry contractors chipping in to help with Cyclone clean-up

New Zealand’s forestry contractors are mucking in to help clean up post Cyclone Gabrielle while unable to get back to work as normal. Some forestry contractors affected by Cyclone Gabrielle remainRead more

Repost - Recovery visa available to offshore workers for response projects

To assist with recovery the Government has announced the launch of the Recovery Visa (a Specific Purpose Work Visa). This short-term visa will allow employers to sponsor migrants to come to New ZealaRead more

Repost - Waka Kotahi Traffic and Roading Updates

If you're travelling, you can plan your trip with travel time information, traffic cameras, and updates on delays, roadworks and road closures. CLICK HERE TO VIEW WAKA KOTAHI LIVE TRAFFIC MAPRead 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