Forest Manager
of the world renowned
Kaingaroa Forest Estate

TIMBERLANDS Limited is an experienced forest management company who acts on behalf of the Kaingaroa Timberlands Partnership (the forest owner), to manage New Zealand’s iconic plantation forest, the Kaingaroa Forest estate, spanning across 200,000 ha in the central North Island of New Zealand.

Log Sales

Refer to Log Sales for all Domestic and Export Log & Chip Sales information.

Forest Certification

TIMBERLANDS Limited (FSC-C004143) is committed to managing our forests to a high standard. This is recognised through the achievement of the  following Forest Certifications:

  • Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Principals and Criteria
  • Responsible Wood; NZ Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (NZS), which is endorsed by the Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
  • See Forest Certification for more details

Community News

2021 Recreational 'SAFETY Snapshot' Photo Competition

Click here to submit your entry to the 2021 Kaingaroa & Rotoehu Hunting & Fishing "SAFETY Snapshot" photo competition. Entries close Sunday 26 September 2021.


forest Access

Commercial Operations
FORESTS now OPEN for business operations under COVID-19 Level 2 Restrictions

TIMBERLANDS-managed forests are now operating under strict COVID-19 Level 2 protocols. Any persons entering TL managed forests must have an approved  COVID-19 Level 2 Safety Restart Plan (SRP). See COVID-19 SRPs for full details and lists of approved 2021 contractors.

FIRST Security will be maintaining patrols 24/7. Any enquiries please contact Timberlands Limited at info@tll.co.nz. Updates will be provided as they come to hand.

For current informaton regarding commecial forest operations see Forest Access.

Recreational Access
See Recreational Forest Access for further information. Recreational Access for hunting and fishing in Kaingaroa and Rotoehu Forests is now CLOSED.

Whakarewara Forest is OPEN for recreational access. Refer to Rotorua Lakes Council for COVID-19 protocols.


Refer to Health & Safety for latest safety alerts.

new 0800 number to lodge incidents

0800 TL INCIDENT (0800 854 624)

To ensure incidents are reported within 3 days, please lodge any incidents, as soon as possible, to 0800 TL INCIDENT.
This number operates 24 hours, 7 days per week.

The new OHS Digital Platform SEAMS is now live!
To asist with achieving TIMBERLANDS' mission, to be the safest production forest in the world mo ake tonu atu, TIMBERLANDS Limited has implemented a new OHS digital platform, SEAMS. Refer to SEAMS for more information.


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