WOMEN IN FORESTRY

Network for Women in Forestry’s key objective is to: ‘Organise an inaugural series of regional conferences to bring together a large number of women to build on initial network capabilities and set in place regional support mechanisms for improved communications among forestry women.’

Key Resources


 Strong Network


OPPORTUNITIES

Network for ‘Women in Forestry’ is aimed at providing an opportunity for forestry women to:

  1. Share knowledge and experiences,
  2. Share resources,
  3. Share practical skills,
  4. Receive updates and advice on changes in the industry,
  5. Explore buying power opportunities, and
  6. Take time out of their busy schedules to enjoy the company of like-minded women in the same industry.

The Network for Women in Forestry will provide a support system (regional and nationwide) to those women working in the industry who so often feel isolated and without help in their jobs.

Women in Forestry Newsletter

Issue 46 - December 2015

This issue of the Network for Women in Forestry highlights a couple of mums that have triumphed through iTunes podcasts. Also, an article about what it is to be a successful leader in these changing times.   If there is anything you would like to see and read in future issues of the newsletter, so please let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions. Have a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year to all, and we will see you all again in 2016.   Network for Women in Forestry Update 46


Issue 45 - October 2015

The Ocotber 2015 issue of NWIF has news on the worlds tallest building - we could be seeing more and more wooden architecture. Also in this issue, getting into the details of your machine's operator manual. These are often forgotten treasure troves, so make sure you know what's in yours. Let us know if there is anything you would like to see in the next issue! Network for Women in Forestry Update 45


Issue 44 - September 2015

The September 2015 issue of NWIF covers the impact of the relationship property regime, and an article about an employee that has been reinstated after being accused of breaching health and safety requirements. We also announce New Zealand's new Forest Safety Director. Let us know if there is anything you would like to see in the next issue!   Network for Women in Forestry Update 44


Issue 43 - August 2015

This month's issue of the Network for Women in Forestry Update includes an update on free healthcare for children under 13. Also, a private member's bill regarding minimum wage for contractors has passed its first reading, and an article on a company that has had to pay compensation to an employee after not having the 90-day trial period correctly set out in their employment agreement. If there is anything that YOU would like to see in future issues of this newsletter, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the FICA office. Network for Women in Forestry Update 43


Issue 42 - July 2015

This month's issue of the Network for Women in Forestry Update has the latest on AFCA's new General Manager, Stacey Gardiner. Her feet have hit the ground running right from the start of her new role. Also included in this issue is an introduction to Ospri's new Chief Executive - Michelle Edge. If there is anything that YOU would like to see in future issues of this newsletter, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the FICA office. Network for Women in Forestry Update 42    


Issue 41 - April 2015

This month's issue gives details on the new requirements for directors of New Zealand companies, more about mothers in the NZ workforce, and an article about a forestry foreman whose fine has been cut by ,000 after felling a tree that killed his co-worker. Also in this issue, a notice about scam emails that seem to be coming from IRD. Make sure you get in touch with IRD if you have received any of these suspicious emails. This newsletter is for you, so if there is anything you would like to be included, please let us know. Network for Women in Forestry Issue 41


Issue 40 - March 2015

This month's issue has a large variety of news - right from a group of mothers in Northland meeting to give each other tips on running a business, to the Forward Foundation and their empowerment of young women in New Zealand. The last story is on the GDP growth in our country. Enjoy this newsletter, and if you have anything you would like to see in a future issue, please get in touch with the FICA office. Network for Women in Forestry Update 40


Issue 39 - February 2015

This months issue of the Network for Women in Forestry newsletter highlights the employee cost calculator tool which helps businesses make confident hiring decisions, and news about the name change for the Ministry for Women. Also included is an article about New Zealand's first factory to produce prefab houses, complete with certificates of compliance.
If you have an article for the next NWIF, please get in touch with us here at FICA.

  Network for Women in Forestry Issue 39


Issue 38 - January 2015

This issue highlights the WISE Women event, held in April 2015. Read the newsletter for more information.   Also, there is news on funds available for kin carers just starting up, as well as more on the GDP.   If there is something you would like to see in futures issues of the NWIF newsletter, please email the FICA office.   Network for Women in Forestry Update 38


Issue 37 - December 2014

Issue 37 is the final issue for the 2014 year. We focus on important notes for the holiday season such as the new drink driving law, and making sure your holiday pays are done correctly. Also, we finally have some news on safety gear designed especially for women in the industry.
From here at the Network for Women in Forestry, we wish you all a safe Christmas and a happy New Year.  

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Issue 36 - November 2014

This issue talks about Kiwi women getting into industries that are traditionally male dominated. It also includes tips on protecting your business from a relationship breakdown, and an article about an employee whose dismissal during their trial period was justified. Enjoy…

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Issue 35 - October 2014

This issue asks 'Where are the Women?', talking about the corporate world, as well as an article about an employee that has won compensation after being banned from a worksite, and the latest on increasing timber harvests in Canada and the USA. Read on…

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Issue 34 - September 2014

This issue includes the articles about NZ women doing their best, such as Julie Bartlett and Beatrice Faumuina, the Enterprising Rural Women Awards, and a little titbit relevant to the elections, which are incredibly topical at the moment. Enjoy.

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Issue 33 - August 2014

This issue spotlights two women who are breaking the farming mould, Jane Hunter and Jeanette Maxwell. We have also included a short article on the costs of unrecorded casual employment - something to take note of.

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Issue 32 - July 2014

This month's issue for the NWIF Newsletter includes an interesting article on disciplining employees for out of work conduct. There is also an article on the relationship between gender and forestry, with a short story on United States' lumber prices to finish off.

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Issue 31 - June 2014

The June issue is for the accountant at heart, with articles on owing the IRD money and how to manage them, 'cloud' accounting systems, and levies from ACC. To balance this out we have also included a piece on the upcoming NZ Institute of Forestry annual conference.

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