Nominations open for 2023 SWC Forestry Awards

January 25, 2023
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Following a few years now of COVID-19 meeting restrictions playing havoc with Wood Council Forestry Training Awards across both New Zealand and Australia, the expectation is that we’re back into business as normal for this year. They’ve still the largest gatherings of local industry seen every year with forestry companies, forest contractors, log transport operations and wood products companies along with their crews and families from across each region attending.

As a start for 2023, the Southern Wood Council representing forestry and wood products industries from across the lower South Island of New Zealand, the date for the 2023 major awards evening has been locked in. Details for the evening can be found on the event website and the awards evening will run in Dunedin on Friday 19 May 2023.

It’s a once in a year opportunity for anyone involved in or associated with forestry to come together to celebrate success. It’s the industry’s chance to recognise those who had achieved formal training qualifications over the year, to celebrate through a series of major industry awards, the top performers and to profile the real contribution that forestry and those working within the industry are making to the economic and social well-being of each region.

For those in the South, mark the date into your diary. This year, in addition to awarding well over 100 National Training Certificates on the night, ten major training and business awards will be presented including a new Outstanding Forest Industry Contribution award that has been set up to celebrate an individual who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the forest or wood products sector within the Otago, Southland or South Canterbury regions.

Nominations for the ten major Forestry Awards close on Friday 31 March 2023. So, for those in the lower South Island, start to give some thought as to who you can nominate in your or someone else’s company or crew. Who’s made a difference? Who’s really stood out this year? Who deserves to be recognised for their efforts?

Click here to download the 2023 Award Details and Nomination Form

Further details on nominations or the awards evening planned can be found on the Southern Wood Council website.

Source: SWC