COVID - 19 Support Documents

Logging Industry Wages Reduction Advice

Tips to Survive the Current Cashflow Crunch and Crew Disruption

JB Business empowers you to Focus, Build Resilience and Develop Strategies to navigate through the Ups and Downs of growing a Successful Business.

Document outlining COVID-19 Protocols for NZ Forestry Industry Operations under Level 3

Information about the wage subsidy scheme can be viewed here.

A collation of government information relating to coronavirus (COVID-19), how it may affect your business and how you can stay up to date as new information becomes available, can be found here:

IRD: Full details about the tax relief options available are on the Inland Revenue website here: or call Inland Revenue on 0800 473 566.

MSD: Financial support availability and advice for individuals and businesses, can be found here.

Health: Latest health updates, information and advice on COVID-19, including self-isolation information and mental wellbeing management, can be found on the Ministry of Health website here.

MPI: Primary Industry related information, can be found on the Ministry for Primary Industries website here.

Tailored tax code information

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Industry Reports

18 / 2019 facts and figures for New Zealand's Plantation Forest Industry.

17 / 2018 facts and figures for New Zealand's Plantation Forest Industry.

2016 / 2017 facts and figures for New Zealand's Plantation Forest Industry

The forestry industry plays an important role in New Zealand’s economy, and the industry works hard to educate its members to a high standard. However, it is an industry with significant risks and has suffered a large number of fatalities and work related injuries over the years.

Ever considered a career in forestry?

Watch this video to find out more.

Forest Contract Best Practice Guides

Te Ako Ngahere- Forest Industry Skills Organisation-FISO

The Forest Owners Association has today launched a series of 28 Forest Practice Guides. The Guides are a joint venture between the forest sector and MPI and were initiated as part of the implementation of the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry (NES-PF) which came into force on 1 May.

In December 2018, Te Uru Rākau, the Forest Owners Association and the Forest Industry Contractors Association, with support from Competenz, surveyed the silviculture and harvesting sectors’ labour requirements for 2019.

Stock take of training options available to forestry industry.

This review represents the views of more than 115 contractor crews from all regions in New Zealand. Of these, 24 per cent state the risk of losing key staff is keeping them awake at night.

Immigration changes ahead – how they may affect you as an employer.

Click the links below to find out about the changes to the residence visa work category.

Temporary Visa Reform - For Accredited Employers

Changes to employer-assisted temporary work visas - a guide for employers

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Mark Luscombe - Luscombe Legal

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MPI has developed guidance to help you understand and implement the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry (NES-PF). You can download the entire guides of just the parts that are relevant to you.

This guide aims to help forestry contractors improve the way they prepare  for and respond to notifiable events.

This is a combined submission from the Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA), New Zealand Forest Owners Association (FOA) and NZ Farm Forestry Association. The combined nature of the submission presents a strong unified voice from the forest growers and managers, who are involved on an international scale with maintaining forestry as the third largest export earner for New Zealand and the forest contractors who very directly produce the wood for the markets and pay directly for training their workforce.

The following guidance is provided for Inspectors who engage with duty holders working near power lines. This could include tree felling operations, operating mobile plant and arboriculture operations.

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FICA - Forest Industry Contractors Association

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