Media Releases

Emission targets need to be fair and credible

09 June 2015

The forest and wood processing industries have urged the government to set a credible emissions target and to implement it fairly.

Limited benefits for wood products in Korean FTA

20 November 2014

The Wood Council of NZ (Woodco) says tariffs will continue to restrict trade in processed wood products despite the signing of a FTA with South Korea.

Proudly forged by sun, rain, sweat & innovation

28 March 2014


Rain, sun, mud, soil, dust. Trees, logs, trucks, screaming saws. Massive computer-controlled processing plants. Log stacks on the wharf.

NZ wood innovation attracts Australian architects

6 March 2014

A group of leading Australian commercial architects is visiting New Zealand this month to come up to speed with developments in the use of engineered wood in commercial buildings.

Vital investment tool developed for wood processors

4 June 2013

A major study report released by the Wood Council highlights the need for by-products from established industries like sawmilling if New Zealand is to develop profitable businesses based on emerging technologies, like bio-fuels and bio-chemicals.

Scion to hold WoodScape workshops

4 June 2013

Scion is holding workshops later this month to demonstrate how the WoodScape model may help forestry and wood processing business owners and investors make decisions around the future of their operations. Workshops will be held in Rotorua, Whangarei, Gisborne, Wellington, Nelson and Dunedin.

NZ Wood Responds to Market Conditions

22 May 2013

NZ Wood, the promotional arm of the Wood Council of New Zealand has today confirmed that it is scaling back its activities.

Woodscape study completed

07 March 2013

WoodScape, an economic evaluation of wood processing opportunities, has been completed by Crown Research Institute Scion.

Forest industry transforming itself

23 August 2012

The forest and wood processing industries are moving quickly on a strategy to transform the sector.

The Wood Council (Woodco) has just given the go-ahead to a $400,000 research-based initiative which aims to get the highest value out of every cubic metre of timber harvested. Known as Woodscape, it is modelled on a major study carried out for the Canadian forest products industry in 2009.

Wood Council of New Zealand Strengthens its Focus

1 September 2011

The Wood Council of New Zealand (Woodco) has appointed Jane Arnott to the role of Chief Executive Officer for NZ Wood, the operation that runs the over-arching  marketing programme for the forest and wood sector.






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