Forestry Workforce Roadshow 2020

Find out about the workforce roadshow, where it's being held, and how to register for the free regional or online events.

The roadshow is for forestry employers

The Forestry Workforce Roadshow was held in November 2020 and will be held also in December 2020. For the first time, roadshow events are being held online as well as regionally.

The roadshow travelled to 2 areas in the North Island in November.

Boost your recruitment efforts

If you’re a forestry contractor or employer of seasonal forestry workers, the roadshow will help you with your recruitment for 2021.

The roadshow is your chance to:

  • meet with government agencies and key forestry organisations to find information and tools to support recruitment
  • connect with your peers
  • hear what’s working well for recruiting and retaining good employees.

The roadshow will include information on:

  • Work and Income’s products and services
  • working with regional work brokers to find employees
  • creating a safe work environment
  • how to access funding for training and apprenticeships.

Recent regional roadshow dates and venues






Thursday 19 November

1pm to 4pm

Shed 6, 4 Queens Wharf, Te Aro

(*In conjunction with the Safetree conference)


Friday 27 November

10am to 3pm

L303, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Mokoia campus

The Whangārei Roadshow planned for 4 December has been cancelled due to the level of support being lower than expected.

Register to attend a roadshow

Roadshow events are free, but you must register at least 3 working days before the date of the event.


In your email tell us what session you want to attend and if you have any dietary requirements. Morning tea and lunch will be provided for the regional events.

The roadshow is also online

If you can't attend one of the regional events, you can register for the online event.

It will be held in early December between 10am and 3pm. The date will be confirmed later.

To register email

Once registered, we'll send you a presentation schedule. You can choose to tune in to all or only some of the presentations.

The online event is live and interactive. You'll have a chance to ask the presenters questions.

The Safetree conference in Wellington

The roadshow presentations filmed at the Wellington Roadshow on 19 November will be available on this webpage in early December.

Roadshow host and supporters

The roadshow is hosted by Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand) with the support of:

Jobs are here

The Opportunity grows here website has information about careers, training, and links to jobs available in forestry.

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