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New Forests to acquire Hikurange Forest Farms

New Forests is to acquire Hikurangi Forest Farms (HFF), based in Gisborne, New Zealand and anticipates that the purchase from current owner, Samling Group, will be complete by mid-2019, subject to consent from the Overseas Investment Office. The intention is to launch a rebranded busi
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International accolades for International House

International House in Sydney, the first commercial office building in Australia made from timber, has won a major award at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam. The seven-floor structure, which is also the world’s tallest commercial building made from engineered wood, was awa
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Recognised plant biosecurity champion at Australia Day Awards

Assistant Secretary of Plant Import Operations, Lois Ransom, has been awarded a Public Service Medal in recognition of her outstanding public service through the strengthening of Australia’s plant biosecurity system. Acting Head of Biosecurity, Dr Marion Healy, said Mrs Ransom has dev
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ABARES Outlook conference 2019

The ABARES Outlook 2019 conference will be held in Canberra on 5-6 March 2019 with industry speakers and producers providing access to the latest industry analysis and insights to enable strategic business planning. Source: Timberbiz Outlook 2019 is focused on the outlook for Australi
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AFPA submits comment for next Federal Budget

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed the opportunity to submit comment on important forest industries proposals for the 2019-20 Federal Budget. The forest, wood and paper products industry supports up to 120,000 direct jobs across the full industry value chai
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Olympic keynote speaker for FTMA conference

The Frame & Truss Manufacturers Association of Australia (FTMA) has announced that they have locked in soldier-turned-sporting superstar, Curtis McGrath as the key note speaker for the 2019 FTMA Australia National Conference. FTMA Australia made the decision to include a key note
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Responsible wood features at Food, Fibre and Ag conference

Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA), ForestLearning and Responsible Wood took part in a number of trade displays, bus tours and interactive workshops during a recent 5-day Food, Fibre and Agricultural Educators conference. Source: Timberbiz They took the forestry and wood mess
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Robotic webinar for wall panel production

On Wednesday 30 January 2019, Randek is holding a webinar presentation with a detailed review of the ZeroLabor Robotic System which is used to make open or closed wall panels that can be taken to site (panelised construction) or used to efficiently build volumetric modules. Source: Ti
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Hyne celebrates start of new GLT plant

Hyne Timber was joined by the Acting Premier and Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, the Honourable Cameron Dick, local member, Bruce Saunders MP and Mayor, George Seymour to officially turn the first sod ahead of construction of its new Glue La
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New forestry expo to compete with Elmia Wood

MaskinLeverantörerna, the Swedish association of machine suppliers, is organising the Swedish Forestry Expo in Solvalla/Stockholm, a forestry machinery trade fair for the first time from 3 to 5 June 2021. The association emphasises that the fair is open to all manufacturers of machine
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