Forest Industry Contractors Association

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Sharing your message doesn’t have to be hard (although it often times feels that way). We’ll show you how to get the word out about your product without breaking a sweat.

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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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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’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.


FICA Conference 2017 (10 Nov 2017 – 11 Nov 2017)

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FICA Conference - Registrations Open!
The contractors' social event of the year is now open for registrations! This y...

New Employment NZ Website
The Employment New Zealand website has been redeveloped and is now live. The ...

FIEA Conference Discounts!
FICA members are offered a discount off the standard registration cost to attend...

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Thanks to our Health & Safety/Risk Management Workshop Presenters!
Thanks very much to you, our members, who attended this most successful series o...

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...

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Lyttelton Port Company Fined
The importance of systematic maintenance and proper fault management of machiner...

Employee fault no effect on employer liability
The requirement on the employer to take all practicable steps to ensure workplac...

HAZARD ALERT: Tethered felling machine rollover
Background: A felling machine was travelling back up the same path he came dow...

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Issue 46 - December 2015
This issue of the Network for Women in Forestry highlights a couple of mums that...

Issue 45 - October 2015
The Ocotber 2015 issue of NWIF has news on the worlds tallest building - we coul...

Issue 44 - September 2015
The September 2015 issue of NWIF covers the impact of the relationship property ...

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Workshops planned for inspecting steep slope harvesters
Following discussion at the recent yarder tower inspector workshop in August, FI...

ACC Request for consent
During the ACC levy rate consultation, Martin Wouters and John Stulen were able ...

Yarder Cab Certification - News from WorkSafe
As you know, FICA has been working with WorkSafe on revising the yarder cab cert...

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“FICA membership is always growing and has increased 27% over the past year.”
“In the last year, FICA members saved over $260,000 with n3″