Welcome to mohaka river sawmilling

We look forward to working with you

Mohaka River Sawmilling was born out of a desire to provide quality affordable timber products and related services

Our services

About Us

We are a locally owned and run family business.

Having a background in forestry, farming and construction has provided the foundation for the type of timber products and related services needed in these industries. 

Our products

We have access to a fantastic variety of timber species as well as some kit-set / finished items.  

If we don’t have the species you are looking for, let us know and we will see if we can source it.

The following are some of the timber species we offer:


Originating from California, Macrocarpa is a cypress that grows exceptionally well in NZ. It has a warm brown heart-wood and a light-brown sapwood.
Macrocarpa has a variety of uses from external cladding, internal paneling, furniture and post & beam structures.
Due to its natural durability it can also be used for untreated wall-framing.

Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir is a high quality timber with straight grain.
It is mainly used as an attractive structural timber, for exposed post & beam projects.
The attractive timber and small knots also make good ceilling lining and furniture.


Poplar is a quick growing tree whose timber is best used as an affordable internal lining.


Redwood has excellent stability and durability.
It grows well in Hawkes Bay and has a rich red heart-wood and pale sapwood.
Redwood is mainly used for external cladding and internal wall and ceiling lining.

Himalayan Cedar

Himalayan Cedar is light soft centred and highly decorative timber.
It is naturally durable so is suitable for exterior cladding as an alternative to Western Red Cedar.
It can also be used for internal lining.

Eucalyptus (Gum)

The Eucalyptus family has more than 500 species in it.
The common species grown in NZ are often used for garden sleepers and landscaping timber.


Pinus Radiata is NZ's most commonly grown exotic species.
It is often treated and used for framing timber, farming timbers and weather-boards.
Untreated it can be used for furniture, above ground fence rails and internal lining.

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Our Team

Ralph Lattimore

30+ years in civil engineering, farm forestry and post & beam construction

Rob Crozier

5th generation farmer, with experience across multiple industries

Shawn Campbell

2nd generation sawmiller, logger and industry veteran

Ben Crozier

Grew up in a farming family who enjoys adding value to the family business

Ezra Lattimore

Grew up in a construction and farm forestry family who enjoys developing his skills