ManaiaSAFE Forestry School

Our Vision: Saving lives, building futures, and delivering skills for foresters. 

NZC in Forest Harvesting Operations (Level 3)

If you’ve been considering a career in Logging this 20-week long course is an excellent starting point. 

Although there is a bit of in class theory to begin the course you will soon spend lots of time out in the bush learning and crafting a safe and efficient practice under the guide of one our experienced mentors.

You will learn how to stay safe onsite,  how to operate and maintain a chainsaw, process logs to measurement and develop decision making skills around grading & quality.

Strands – Manual Processing, QC, Breaking Out, Basic Machine Operations, Tree Felling.

NZC in Forest Harvesting Operations (Level 4)

COMING SOON! We recommend that you hold the NZC in Forest Harvesting Operations (Level 3) before applying to join this course. 

Strands – Fleet, Sort & Stack and Log Making


NZC in Forestry Operations (Level 3) COMING SOON!

Keep an eye out for the NZC in Forestry Operations!

Please express your interest in the form below if you would like to be updated when we get closer to rolling out this course!


The ManaiaSAFE Mentors

Full Profiles Coming Soon!

We currently have seven mentors with several decades of experience between them. There collective expertise covers all aspects of logging from Tree Felling to Breaking Out, Hauling to Loading on to the skid where the logs are Processed before they’re trucked away to the Eastland Port.

Our Expertise

Health & Safety

First Aid


Tree Felling

Breaking Out

Hauler Operating


Loader Operating

Machine Operating

Quality Control

Log Processing


Apart from having my kids, being part of the 'Log9ers crew' is the Best experience yet that's happened in my life!!! I highly encourage other women to give it a go or at least consider giving it a shot! I can tell yous now, "its worth it!" Big UPs and thank you...

Tui Nikora-Whiting, ManaiaSAFE Forestry School Graduate

This team put their heart and soul into their work to ensure your loved ones will return safely from their mahi each day. Highly recommended

Kaye-Maree Dunn

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+64 27 6262 421

92C De Lautour Road, Gisborne, NZ

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