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 is being held in November and December 2020. For the first time, roadshow events will be held online as well as regionally.

The roadshow is travelling to 4 areas – 3 in the North Island and one in the South Island.

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.

Regional roadshow dates and venues






Friday 13 November

10am to 3pm

Mount Richmond Estate, 7090 State Highway 6, Rai Valley


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


Friday 4 December

10am to 3pm

Puawai, The Orchard, 35 Walton Street

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 on 20 November between 10am and 3pm.

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 Wellington roadshow is part of the Safetree conference. It's free to attend the roadshow presentations during the conference. Presentations will also be live streamed and recorded. The videos will be posted on this website in early December.

To get the link to the live stream, email

Information about the conference is available on the Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA) website.

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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