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Forest Growers NZ announce research award winners

The Forest Growers Research Awards were announced in Tauranga, New Zealand. They have been awarded each year since 2011 to recognise outstanding achievements in forest growing research. Six awards were made in 2018. Source: Timberbiz Research Award for Communication and Sector Engagem
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Global warming an Australian warning but forestry can help

The release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, ‘Global Warming of 1.5°C’, should serve as a timely reminder that Australia’s forest industries are providing a major contribution in the fight against climate change, but they can do a lot more with the right
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Home building beats expectations

According to HIA economist Diwa Hopkins Australia’s home building industry beat expectations in commencing construction of 228,480 homes in the 2017/18 financial year. Source: Timberbiz This represents a 3.3% increase on home starts in the previous financial year.  The ABS today relea
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Queensland Timber Industry Awards finalists

On 13 October TABMA Queensland will be hosting the Queensland Timber Industry Awards in Brisbane. This is the only industry event of its kind for the Queensland Timber Industry and is the one chance to showcase and recognise the industry’s finest. Source: Timberbiz Held in the P
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NZ Forest Practice Guides launched

The Forest Owners Association launched a series of 28 Forest Practice Guides to help industry and councils by providing standard practice guidance to include in management plans as part of requirements under the NES-PF. Source: Timberbiz The Guides have been developed with support fro
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Nominations for Regional Forestry Collaborative Leadership Program

The inaugural 2018 For Our Future, Regional Forestry Collaborative Leadership Program, was an outstanding success, delivering professional-level leadership development to industry participants. Your company is invited to become involved in the 2019. Source: Timberbiz FWPA members have
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Glyphosate is still safe and essential for forestry

Following last night’s 4 Corners report titled ‘The Monsanto Papers’, it is important to reiterate the definitive science which highlights glyphosate as safe while being essential for Australia’s sustainable and renewable forest industries. Source: Timberbiz “The level of scrutiny gly
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Vote Liberal to vote no to Great National Forest Park

The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) has welcomed reports of a commitment from the State Opposition to not establish the proposed Great Forest National Park (GFNP) if they win government in November. Source: Timberbiz Mr Tim Johnston, CEO of VAFI, said the confirmatio
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Independent director sought for Responsible Wood

As part of its mission to promote the sustainable management of Australia’s plantation and native forests, Responsible Wood is seeking one independent director to join its board. Source: Timberbiz Responsible Wood is a not-for-profit company established in 2002 to promote the sustaina
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Fire season nears in Australia – we should take heed

Aborigines’ fire management skills should be integrated into Victoria’s fire-fighting planning to complement fuel reduction burning, according to the state’s forestry experts. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “The traditional owners of the land have unique skills and expertise in
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