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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Nga Karahipi Uru Rakau Forestry Scholarships

Your future in forestry starts here.  Thinking of a career in forestry? E whai whakaaro ana ki te mahi i te rāngai ngahere? A Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau (Forestry Scholarship) is your first stepRead more

Outstanding Environmental Management - Loggabull Crew 14

Clearly committed to minimising their environmental impact while also productively logging challenging harvest areas, Loggabull Crew 14 won the Outstanding Environmental Management Award 2022 forRead more

Outstanding Health & Safety Management - Fast & Evans Logging – Crew 26

With a standout safety culture, Fast & Evans Logging – Crew 26 is the Outstanding Health and Safety Management Award recipient at the 2022 Central North Island Wood Council Awards. Within theRead more

Initial Forestry Expo a success

New Zealand’s first forestry expo event, the Fast & Forward Forestry Expo, was held in Rotorua November 18-19 with an estimated 5000 visitors. Brought together by the Forest IndustryRead more

Labour shortages a key issue

Forest Industry Contractors Association chief executive Prue Younger highlighted a number of significant challenges facing her member companies, leading to predictions of a somewhat “slowRead more

PRESS RELEASE - $40k raised for forestry mental health in charity auction dinner opened by new Rotorua Mayor Tania Tapsell

More than $40,000 has been raised to lead a mental health initiative for forestry at a charity auction dinner held in Rotorua on 18 November. Opened by newly appointed Rotorua Mayor Tania Tapsell,Read more

PRESS RELEASE - Forestry Expo a Success

New Zealand’s first forestry expo event, the Fast & Forward Forestry Expo, was held in Rotorua 18-19 November with an estimated 5000 visitors through the gates over the two-day event. BroughtRead more

Female in Forestry - Mereana Tobenhouse

Multi-skilled and a hugely talented woman in forestry, Mereana Tobenhouse from Fast Harvesting is the Female in Forestry 2022 at the Central North Island Forestry Awards. Experienced, with 21 yearsRead more

Log Processing Excellence - Desmond Williams – Progressive Harvesting

Desmond Williams from Progressive Harvesting is the Log Processing Excellence Award Winner at the 2022 Central North Island Wood Council Forestry Awards. Over Progressive Harvesting’s 29Read more

Generation Programme Graduate of the Year - Rawiri Te Hiko

As a graduate of the Generation Programme, Rawiri Te Hiko has taken out the award for Graduate of the Year at the 2022 Central North Island Forestry Awards 2022. Rawiri has focused on what he wantsRead more

Log Truck Driver Excellence - Raymond Bradshaw

Raymond Bradshaw from AZTEC FTD is the Log Truck Driver Excellence Award recipient at the 2022 Central North Island Wood Council Awards. Raymond’s contribution to the forest industry exceedsRead more

Press Release - First Ever Forestry Expo in Rotorua this week (18-19 Nov)

New Zealand’sfirst ever forestry expo event, the Fast & Forward Forestry Expo, is comingto Rotorua this Friday and Saturday 18-19 November. All are invited to attend.   Brought to you by theForRead 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 

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