Forest Industry Contractors Association

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FICA Regional Meetings feature site visits to leading contractor operations, meetings covering key issues for forestry contractors, networking opportunities and ideas exchange.

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FICA MEMBERSHIP

In 2002 the Forest Industry Contractors Association was formed to give a common voice on relevant issues and to foster development and improvement in the New Zealand forestry contracting industry.

FICA currently has approximately 150 member companies made up of logging contractors, silviculture contractors and a range of associate members. FICA is governed by a board of experienced contractors and a number of committees. Contact us if you wish to be involved with the committee.

FICA provides practical workshops, a national discount scheme, regional networks, industry developments, field visits and a national voice for the industry.

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FICA UPDATES

FICA’s vision is to encourage forest industry contractors to “work smarter.” As a part of this goal FICA acts as the voice of all forest industry contractors in New Zealand on policy and issues relevant to the industry.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Managing Risk in Forest Contracting Workshop – Whangarei (20 Aug 2015 – 20 Aug 2015)

Logging Costing for Profitability Workshop – Christchurch (15 Oct 2015 – 15 Oct 2015)

Logging Costing for Profitability Workshop – Palmerston North (22 Oct 2015 – 22 Oct 2015)

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INDUSTRY NEWS

FICA elects new leadership team
Your FICA board has elected a new President, effective immediately:  Ross Davis...

STIHL: New Zealander triumphs as world's best competitive lumberjack
Jason Wynyard from New Zealand once again showed his class in the STIHL TIMBERSP...

Independent Forestry Safety Review - Final Report
The Final Report from the Independent Forestry Safety Review has just been relea...

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REPORTS

FFR Presentation - Please Give Your Input
FFR are holding a meeting on Wednesday 26 November 2014, discussing future oppo...

Independent Forestry Safety Review - Final Report
The Final Report from the Independent Forestry Safety Review has just been relea...

IFSR - Launch of Final Report Live on Rural TV
Due to the extremely high level of interest in the Independent Forestry Safety R...

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MEDIA RELEASES

Independent Forestry Safety Review - Final Report
The Final Report from the Independent Forestry Safety Review has just been relea...

IFSR - Launch of Final Report Live on Rural TV
Due to the extremely high level of interest in the Independent Forestry Safety R...

Media Release Storms Hit Forest Workforce
23rd July 2014 View the full Media Release

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WOMEN IN FORESTRY

Issue 42 - July 2015
This month's issue of the Network for Women in Forestry Update has the latest on...

Issue 41 - April 2015
This month's issue gives details on the new requirements for directors of New Ze...

Issue 40 - March 2015
This month's issue has a large variety of news - right from a group of mothers i...

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MEMBERS ONLY

Stakeholder Feedback wanted for FSC Derogation
The attached document provides background on the FSC certified companies' reques...

Proposed NES in Forestry
Below are notes from Peter Weir in regards to a proposed National Environmental ...

National Safety Director appointed
A National Safety Director, Fiona Ewing, has been appointed to advance the work ...

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