Who we are

We grow and manage 120,000 hectares of forestry, from the top of the North Island to the base of the South.

Our business is not just about growing trees, harvesting and managing the sale of trees – our business is about growing and nurturing our people.

Our Story

Rayonier Matariki Forests put down roots in New Zealand more than 25 years ago.

From small beginnings we have continued to grow, striving towards operational and technical excellence and inspired people.

Our People

At the heart of Rayonier Matariki Forests is a great team of people. As well as our 90 employees we directly or indirectly contract another 600-or-so people.

We operate with a strong sense of family – from the forestry crews on the forest floor every day around the country to the operational staff manning our five regional offices. We encourage fresh thinking and celebrate success. We pride ourselves on our strong culture where creativity and innovation is encouraged in a loyal, committed and inspired team.

Meet our people

Our Locations

Rayonier Matariki Forests owns and manages over 70 forests across the country.

With around 120,000 planted hectares, we are New Zealand’s third largest forestry company.


As part of our employment philosophy we want our people to achieve their full potential, to love what they do and to succeed.

Learning and professional growth are at the core of our great team. Rayonier Matariki Forests is a group of around 90 people with common values and working together towards a shared vision.