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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Waratah - Working around attachments online training

As part of Waratah’s commitment to safety, they have online working around attachments training to help educate your team on the best practices for working safely in the field. Access to theRead more

FICA E-news - September 2023

When I write this newsletter, what's top of mind is the effect of climate change on this world. It's nearly every day there is something monumental happening. The Moroccan earthquake just happenedRead more

How redundancy payments and retirement allowances are taxed by IRD

Redundancy payments and retirement allowances are taxable income. When your employer pays you, they’ll deduct tax and you’ll get the after-tax amount in your hand. How much tax? Your employerRead more

IRD support when you’ve had a significant drop in income

If you’re going through financial difficulty, IRD has options available to help take the pressure off. IRD recommends you have a myIR account because it’s the easiest and most secure way toRead more

FICA AGM - 6 October 2023

Notice is hereby given that the 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Forest Industry Contractors Association will take place as follows: Friday 6 October 2023 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm Online (ZOOM) /Read more

FICA E-newsletter - August 2023

The months do fly by and sometimes it is hard to see where we are making any traction. But, reporting back to you all through these newsletters reminds me of the work that FICA is getting through. Read more

FICA Board Elections 2023 – Nominations Open 9am on Monday 14 August

Nominations for the Forest Industry Contractors Association Board elections open Monday 14 August at 9am, with an election to be held for new Executive Board Members and a Chair. This year, BoardRead more

New Zealand Institute Of Forestry Foundation Awards 2023

The Trustees of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry Foundation are very pleased to announce the 2023 awards. This year they made four awards. The Chavasse travel award, and three student awards:Read more

Skilled Professional - Terence (Pea’nut) Ross

Terence (Pea’nut) Ross is the overall skilled professional of the year at the 2022 Hawkes Bay Forestry Awards. Terence continues to train staff in operations and methodology and has a long historyRead more

Special Award – Growing Talent - Belinda and Kevin Humphries

Belinda and Kevin Humphries at General and Protection Forestry Services and Ground up Forestry are recipients of the Special Award for Growing Talent at the 2022 Hawkes Bay Forestry Awards.  TheRead more

Wood Processing Excellence – William McGlade

William McGlade is the Wood Processing Excellence Award at the 2022 Hawkes Bay Forestry Awards. He has previously worked in the timber industry at various mills and immediately showed potential with Read more

Woman in Forestry - Chrystal Edmonds

Described as very firm but kind and with a generous nature which can be an asset when it comes to dealing with staff, Chrystal Edmonds is the 2022 Woman in Forestry winner at the 2022 Hawkes BayRead more

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