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.

forest Access

Commercial Operations
See Forest Access for current informaton regarding commecial forest operations.

Recreational Access
Recreational Access for hunting and fishing in Kaingaroa and Rotoehu Forests is OPEN from 30 April 2022. See Recreational Access Permits for further 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

Log Sales

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


Safety Alerts!

Refer to Health & Safety for latest safety alerts.

Refer to Fire for current fire danger levels.

covid 19 protocols

Any persons working in TL managed forests must have an approved  COVID-19 Safety Risk Plan (SRP). Please refer to our COVID-19 Status for full details of Safety Risk Plan (SRP) obligations and lists of approved contractors.

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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