Sponsorship Opportunities

We are seeking the support of the entire region to make these awards a success and to provide the chance to celebrate the high achievers and players that hold mana within the industry. The value proposition for sponsorship will ensure your business reaches the industry target market, will generate networks and will grow the profile of your business to the benefit of the region. All sponsorship opportunities are excluding GST

Hawkes Bay Forestry

  • 133,000 hectares of plantation radiata pine, this is 8% of the total NZ plantation
  • Forestry directly employs over 600 people, accounting for 14% of the region’s primary industry workforce (including agriculture & fishing)
  • There is 48,000 hectares of harvestable age (+21yrs)
  • Forestry & services accounts for $200M of the region’s GDP
  • Total volume of annual wood products exported through the port (including processed wood products) – over 330,000 m3 sawn timber and over 1million m3 of logs (FY 2016)

Skilled Professional of the Year

Winner from these categories quality for the Skilled Professional of the Year

1. Forestry Excellence Award
2. Roading Excellence Award
3. Harvesting Excellence Award
4. Distribution Excellence Award
5. Wood Processing Excellence Award
6. Tree Faller Excellence Award
7. Woman in Forestry


(with naming rights to the Awards Programme and major trophy)

Special Elite Sponsorship - Trophy

Sponsorship + GST

There is a special and unique opportunity to sponsor the Awards Dinner and be recognised as a GOLD sponsor and feature on all the tables.

Industry Excellence - Trophy

Sponsorship + GST

Outstanding Regional Service Award

Crew of the Year Award
(covers all supply chains including logging, roading, silviculture and distribution)

Outstanding Health & Safety Management Award

Outstanding Environmental Management Award

Skilled Professionals - Certificate

Sponsorship + GST

Forestry Excellence Award
(individual – establishment, silviculture, fire)

Roading Excellence Award

Harvesting Excellence Award

Distribution Excellence Award
(log truck drivers, dispatch, port workers)

Wood Processing Exellence Award

Tree Faller Excellence Award

Woman in Forestry Award

Training Excellence - Certificate

Sponsorship + GST

Trainee of the Year

Training Company/Contractor of the Year

NZ Modern Apprentice of the Year

Bronze Sponsorship - Packages

Sponsorship + GST

Bronze Sponsorship Packages for you to take advantage of, please note we are always keen to discuss new ideas. All packages are agreed with specific promotion, collateral and logo exposure​​​​.

Cocktail Drinks to start the Dinner – $2000
Newspaper Adverts (3 issues) – $2000
Master of Ceremony – $2000
Complimentary Table Wines – $2000
Trophies – $2000
Post Supplement Newspaper – $2000
Finalist Booklet – $2000
Radio Adverts (one month prior to nominations and awards dinner) – $2000
Candle wrap table numbers & placemats – $2000
Lucky ticket draw at awards dinner – $2000

Media & Promotion

As a sponsor of the Hawkes Bay Forestry Awards your company will be associated with the event and the selected category by way of the
following media and promotion material.


Formalised press statements will be sent out throughout the duration of the event from start to finish in:

  • Industry journals ie NZ Logger Magazine
  • Company newsletters
  • FICA Newsletters
  • Local radio and newspapers
  • National media


Formalised press statements will be sent out throughout the duration of the event from start to finish in:

  • Nomination Forms
  • Advertisement posters and flyers
  • Trophy plaques
  • Certificate formats
  • Websites www.hbfa.co.nz & hbforestrygroup.org
  • Website links to Hawkes Bay Forestry Group members
  • Website links to ‘Off-Cuts’ and ‘Wood Week’
  • Facebook
  • Banners & flags at Awards Dinner
  • Menu cards and tickets to Awards Dinner
  • Post event supplement NZME