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Forest contractors welcome WorkSafe submission

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 1:43 pm | Forest Industry Contractors Association

Today the government’s safety agency for forestry, WorkSafe NZ, has publicly released its submission to the panel of the Independent Forest Safety Review. The Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA), the industry group that originally initiated the ... More >>

Northland Storm damage devastating for forest businesses

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:40 pm | Forest Industry Contractors Association

The devastating effects of storm damage in Northland continues to have a significant and lasting effect on forest contracting businesses, as infrastructure repairs have been delayed in the far North. More >>

West Coast log salvage - Politicians miss the point

Friday, 27 June 2014, 12:26 pm | Forest Industry Contractors Association

Hard working New Zealanders will once again be wondering what it is that politicians actually contribute to the economy after yesterday’s debate in Parliament. Both National and Labour members argued from entrenched positions. More >>

Review panel misses accident root causes

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 9:54 pm | Forest Industry Contractors Association

The Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA) has slammed the consultation document prepared by the Independent Forest Safety Review for a lack of health and safety credibility. There is a glaring lack of root cause analysis and factual data as a ... More >>

Time for Silent Majority to be heard

Monday, 9 June 2014, 11:37 am | Forest Industry Contractors Association

Forest safety is something that many of the leading forest contractors take seriously. So the next step in the forest safety review process is being welcomed by Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA) and the many forest workers their members ... More >>

Forest Contractors Welcome Expert Review Team

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 6:43 pm | Forest Industry Contractors Association

Following the announcement earlier today of the start of the Forest Industry Workplace Safety Review process, the original architects of the review say they are pleased with the makeup of the review team. More >>

Use ACC levies properly – Don’t reduce them

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 9:46 am | Forest Industry Contractors Association

It is tragic that two men died working in the bush last week while forest contractors, managers and service providers to the forest industry were participating in biggest forest safety conference ever held in this country. More >>

Leadership, not blame, is the solution

Friday, 29 November 2013, 11:45 am | Forest Industry Contractors Association

This week’s workplace death is a tragedy. Everybody in our industry acknowledges this – one death is too many. These people are our workmates and family members. More >>

Speculation into forestry death unhelpful

Friday, 19 July 2013, 4:47 pm | Forest Industry Contractors Association

“Comments from people outside of forestry are unhelpful so soon after the tragic accident this morning that killed one of our members’ workers,” says John Stulen, spokesman for the Forest Industry Contractors Association. More >>

Forestry Group welcomes Lotto leadership

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 11:05 am | Forest Industry Contractors Association

The largest forest industry group in the country – Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA) has welcomed the market leadership shown by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission in warning its retailers to pull the synthetic cannabis and party pill ... More >>

Government’s Free Market Approach Naïve

Monday, 10 September 2012, 4:29 pm | Forest Industry Contractors Association

Government’s Free Market Approach Naïve – Norske Skog case in point “New Zealand’s primary industries have today been dealt another blow to value-added forestry products as Norske Skog has favoured re-building their Tasmania paper machine, ... More >>

Union Drug-Testing Comments Show Ignorance Of Forestry

Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 9:45 am | Forest Industry Contractors Association

Union Drug-Testing Comments Show Ignorance Of Forestry Recent comments from Helen Kelly of the CTU, of TV One’s Close-Up programme show an absolute ignorance by unions of how forestry has advanced worker’s attitudes and their safety record ... More >>

Contractors Applaud NZ SuperFund Bid to Buy Kaingaroa Forest

Wednesday, 2 May 2012, 6:24 pm | Forest Industry Contractors Association

News that the New Zealand Superannuation Fund is looking to purchase the remaining 60% of Kaingaroa Forest that is owned by Harvard is great news for the forest contracting industry,” says Forest Industry Contractors Association CEO, John Stulen. More >>

Controversial Wood Strategy Shows Promise

Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 4:00 pm | Forest Industry Contractors Association

The Wood Council of New Zealand (Woodco) released its Strategic Action Plan for Forestry at the FORESTWOOD 2012 national conference for the forest and wood products sector in Wellington last month. More >>

Forestry Conference Marks Launch of National Strategy

Tuesday, 28 February 2012, 2:29 pm | Forest Industry Contractors Association

After years of working without the benefit of a long-term cohesive plan, the national forest industry has melded together to form the Wood Council of New Zealand (Woodco) and bring a national strategy into action. More >>

Forestry’s Safe-Start Initiatives Save Lives

Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 2:06 pm | Forest Industry Contractors Association

The ‘Safe-Start’ initiatives, now common in the forest industry, are proving effective at reducing injuries in the forest in the January/February period of each year. More >>

Forest Industry calls for Govt get Tough on Drugs Policy

Wednesday, 9 November 2011, 1:07 pm | Forest Industry Contractors Association

Over 10 years ago the forest industry began a war on drug-use and has made a lot of progress towards eradicating the use of drugs. However it is difficult for any industry group to battle drugs, without the government taking a hard line on the ... More >>

Kiwis Need to Take Control of our Forest and Wood Products

Thursday, 26 May 2011, 3:20 pm | Forest Industry Contractors Association

While log exports are booming at the demise of locally produced wood products, a forest industry leader calls for New Zealand to take control of our forest and wood products industry. More >>

Where are the “checks” on Environmental Lobbyists?

Tuesday, 8 February 2011, 11:35 am | Forest Industry Contractors Association

False accusations from Conservation International claiming New Zealand is second on the list of deforestation ‘hotspots’ have damaged New Zealand’s green reputation. Although the accusation doesn’t match the New Zealand forest industry’s long-standing ... More >>

Forest Contractors Call for Wood Housing Subsidy

Wednesday, 25 February 2009, 1:11 pm | Forest Industry Contractors Association

The Forest Industry Contractors Association is calling on Government to implement an Australian-style intervention to help keep jobs in New Zealand’s many small to medium companies and provide better homes for families. Here at home the banks ... More >>

 

 

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