Ka pū te ruha, ka hāo te rangatahi
Out with the old, and in with the new

Forestry Training Academy

Te Whare Ako is the unique Tāne Mahuta house of learning. Studies in Tikanga Māori and Hauora Oranganui (health & well-being) boosts theory and practice in our forestry training curriculum that encourages tauira/students to master their craft and abilities.

LWYE™ Learn While You Earn

Tauira (cadets) can learn and earn as they work on their own whenua. Tauira experience kinesthetic on-the-job training as well as theory in-class assessments and some on-line learning while they are earning.

NZ Certificate in Forestry Operations Level 3 & 4

Our ākonga achieve forestry qualifications on the LWYE™ programme. They gain access to the ngahere and are able to work in a silviculture or harvesting crew. Advanced studies in management, technology and administration are also available.

Te Reo me nga Tikanga o te Ngahere

Ko te reo Māori me ngā tikanga o te Ngahere he kaupapa ako e whakatairanga i te ākonga me önā herenga ki tönā reo Māori me āna tikanga ngahere.

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Tauira / Learners connect with Te Āo Māori while developing a meaningful appreciation for the ngahere (forest). Learning basic te reo Māori and tikanga builds their confidence to harness principles and values of the Tāne Mahuta LWYE™ programme.





He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people. It is people. It is people.


Our person-centred pastoral care service addresses the social, mental, physical and spiritual concerns that can remove the barriers of going to work.


Drug Testing and Rehabilitation Unit. Prior to gaining any job, employers expect drug-free job seekers. There are some who may not pass, at first. DTRU prepares keen and potential workers in our specially tailored rehabilitation programme. 

Haumaru Toiora

Our Health and Safety Manual is current and complies with the Forestry Approved Code of Practice (ACOP). Tāne Mahuta Forestry is a Safetree Certified Contractor.

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Rongoa Māori

Tāne Mahuta Forestry aims to contribute rongoa Māori knowledge science. Known for its medicinal remedies and healing properties, native herbs are also used for tonics, teas, mirimiri (massage), well-being and spiritual essence.


Whāia te iti Kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei.
Seek the treasure that you value most dearly, if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain.

Tāne Mahuta Forestry is an agency for change in this industry. A  well-managed forest takes care of your aspirations for best land use and development. Planning, implementation and monitoring progress will provide better returns on investment and future prosperity. 



Tāne Mahuta encourages whānau interest in land development projects. After assessing the best land use options, an establishment regime is advocated on behalf of whānau, and provides professional advice, technical expertise and financial services for your projects.  

Land Use &


Silviculture & Harvesting

Our trained, upskilled and qualified workforce value growth and development. An ability to work on their own whenua provides a legacy for Kaimahi of the future.

Carbon Trading

We can help inform you about the world of carbon trading. Your forest, your whenua and your claim to carbon credits.

Kaitiakitanga o te Ao / Environmental Management

Tāne Mahuta Forestry applies kaitiakitanga values and principles that minimises risk to the environment. Planting programme includes vasculars (mānuka, rongoa), riparian (coastal  species and setback), native (indigenous) and plantation pine (carbon farming).