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Green Triangle awards its finest with more than 450 attending

  A multi-generational logging company was announced as the supreme winner of the inaugural Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards at The Barn in Mount Gambier. Source: Timberbiz More than 450 people were on hand on 26 October to celebrate as Reid Logging picked up the top prize,
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Victorian forestry industry awards for excellence

A young female forester, Emma Gall from HVP Plantations, was one of four winners at this year’s Victorian forestry industry awards, which covered individual excellence, sustainability and contributions to the economy and community. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The awards were
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Responsible Wood features at Australian timber awards

The Australian Timber Industry celebrated the 19th instalment of the Australian Timber Design Awards at ‘The Star Prymont’ in Sydney with 23 awarded categories showcasing timber applications across Australia. Source: Timberbiz All Hands Brewing House was awarded the Responsible Wood s
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Private Forests Tasmania tables annual report

Private Forests Tasmania’s Annual Report was tabled in Parliament. The report highlights the continuing strong role of the private forestry sector within Tasmania’s forest industry, with record private forest harvest levels being achieved this year. Source: Timberbiz The total log sup
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Working together to grow Australian forestry

Progress continues on the plan to build on the achievements of Australia’s forestry industries and secure the economic and social well being of regional communities across the country. Source: Timberbiz Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Senator Richard Colbeck co-
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Victorian Nationals give pre-election support to forestry

Landscape planning for native forest harvesting, a guaranteed timber supply, no protesters allowed in coupes, no Great Forest National Park – that was the forestry. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Mr Walsh, who is the Opposition spokesman on agriculture and forestry, was addressi
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Andrews Government voices pre-election support for timber and forestry

A leading Andrews Government minister, Philip Dalidakis, vowed to the Victorian forestry industry on Friday night that he would boycott Bunnings and Officeworks if they refused to sell Victorian forestry products. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “As far as I am aware, I’m the onl
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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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