The founding members of NZ Wood are members of the Wood Council of New Zealand (Woodco).
The New Zealand Forest Owners Association (NZFOA) represents the owners of New Zealand's commercial plantation forests. It was set up in 1926 and is now one of the country's most influential primary sector organisations.
Its members own or manage more than 80% of the country's 1.88 million hectares of plantation forests.
With annual export earnings of $3.6 billion in 2006, plantation forestry is New Zealand's third largest export earner. It is a major regional employer, with 8260 individuals employed in forestry and logging in 2004, and 23,402 employed in first stage processing.
Investment by members in research and technology, supported by the NZ Government, means plantation forestry is highly innovative. This is reflected in the commitment of the association and its members to the highest standards of sustainable silviculture, environmental practice and workforce safety.
The Wood Processors Association (WPA) is a member-based organisation representing companies associated with the primary processing of wood products.
Members include those involved in pulp and paper, engineered wood products, manufacturing, sawmilling and re-manufacturing. The WPA represents companies responsible for the primary processing of up to 80% of New Zealand’s wood and, with annual export earnings of $3.6 billion, the forestry and wood processing industry is New Zealand's third largest export earner.
Additionally this industry sector has $1.5 – $2.0 billion of domestic sales.
The NZPMA is an association representing New Zealand's leading pine manufacturing exporters.
The Pine Manufacturers Association was incorporated in 1991 to promote New Zealand's ability to meet international demand for solidwood value-added products for the benefit of member companies and the economy as a whole.
The PMA is an association comprising small to medium size and corporate businesses engaged in the manufacture of solidwood items such as solid wood housing, furniture and components, interior fittings and fixtures, structural products and exterior products.
The New Zealand Farm Forestry Association represents the interests of farm foresters and smaller-scale forest growers. It was founded over 50 years ago on an ethic that combining trees with farming represented wise land use. Today it has over 2,000 voluntary members in 29 local branches.
One of the association’s catch-phrases is “trees for all reasons” – shelter, shade, soil conservation, production, diversifying income, amenity values, and preserving and restoring native vegetation. Whilst the bulk of its members’ plantation forests are radiata pine, the association’s Action Groups focus on such special timber species groupings as cypresses, blackwoods, eucalypts, redwoods and indigenous forestry.
In acting as an advocate for farm foresters and smaller-scale forest growers, the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association believes that cooperation amongst forestry industry organisations and working towards a consensus of common goals serves the best interests of all levels of participants in the industry.
Douglas-fir is the second most planted forestry species after radiata pine in New Zealand with over 115,000 hectares of plantations mainly in the cooler regions of the South Island.
The Douglas-fir Association comprises 12 companies involved in either growing or processing and production of New Zealand grown Douglas-fir timber. Also known as NZ Oregon, it is well-known and well-utilised by industry specialists across the country.
The Association was established in 2004 to co-ordinate and advocate industry-wide issues. It provides a credible and inclusive voice to promote the collective interests of Douglas-fir growers, processors and manufacturers at a national and regional level.
The Timber Design Society exists to foster the designed use of timber.
The Timber Design Society is a Technical Group of IPENZ - the Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand.
The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) is the professional body which represents and provides services for approximately 9000 professional engineers from all disciplines in New Zealand. The terms "engineering profession" and "professional engineer/engineering" are used by the Institution in the broadest possible way, to include all those who use a systematic process of analysis, design/synthesis and implementation, strive to operate in a responsible way, are governed by a code of ethics set by their peers, and engage in continuing professional development to maintain the currency of their competence.