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AUSTimber site visit and AFCA AGM

The Australian Forestry Contractors Association (AFCA) will be holding its AGM in Traralgon on 24 October, the same date that it has organized a site visit for AUSTimber2020, which is also to be held in Gippsland. Source: Timberbiz The site visit, which is at 2.30pm, will be an opport
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Top 5 – Key Trade Points for August 2019

Every month, IndustryEdge publishes Wood Market Edge, Australia’s only forestry and wood products market and trade analysis, and supplies its customers with hundreds of unique data products, advisory and consulting services. Find out more at www.industryedge.com.au 626,781 bdmt – wood
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Forests & timber pathway program for Mount Gambier high schools

OneFortyOne, in partnership with The Department of Education and Child Development has launched a pathway program at Mount Gambier High School which will provide students from Year 8 to Year 12 from Limestone Coast Secondary schools with an articulated pathway in the forest and timber
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Responsible Wood AGM and the Richard Stanton award

Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has announced that the University of South Australia’s Mount Gambier Campus will be hosting its Annual General Meeting next Tuesday, 22 October 2019. Source:  Timberbiz Responsible Wood will be awarding the coveted Ric
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Wespine families plant 2000 seedlings

Wespine staff and their families planted 1.5 hectares of Wespine’s new plantation, Maranup 3 in Western Australia. Forester Trevor Radford said that the day was a great opportunity for Wespine sawmill staff and their families to get their hands dirty and experience the other side of t
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Timber industry offers more than cutting down trees

There are many and varied career choices in the timber industry and as OneFortyOne’s Sam Von Duve, a mechanical apprentice says, the industry offers real career pathways. Mr Von Duve is currently completing his apprenticeship in mechanical engineering, working at the mill whilst compl
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AGM for IFA and AFG, and WA AGM

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) and Australian Forest Growers (AFG) will be held on 25 October in Melbourne. There will be an election of directors at the meeting. The IFA and AFG merged in early 2019 and the merged identity is called
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Giant Pine Scale pest travels to SA but not KI

The South Australian State Government has made a commitment to keep Kangaroo Island free of the Giant Pine Scale (GPS) pest which is well-established in Victoria and may make its way through the Green Triangle. Source: Timberbiz KIPT managing director Keith Lamb said the commitment by
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HPV Chairman’s Safety Award to Mountain Logging

Gippsland Plantation Harvesting company Mountain Logging has won the 2019 HVP Plantations Chairman’s Safety Award. Mountain Logging provides harvest services in the Gippsland Region, and received the honour in recognition of its outstanding contributions to safety management on steep
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Nippon Paper to acquire Orora fibre packaging division

Nippon Paper Industries (Nippon Paper) has announced an agreement with Orora Limited to acquire its Australia and New Zealand fibre packaging division. The contract was signed following the Nippon Paper board of directors meeting held in Tokyo, Japan. The purchase will be subject to f
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