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WoodTECH cancelled for Australia and now NZ

FIEA’s WoodTECH 2021 – already cancelled for Melbourne because of Covid complications – has now been cancelled for Rotorua, New Zealand. The conference was scheduled for 3-4 August 2021. Source: Timberbiz Organisers said that as of mid-June, international borders remained closed which
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Eulogy for Paul Rosin by Brett Jones Managing Director Komatsu Forest

Tumut-based Rosin Developments’ Paul Rosin passed away on May 24, aged 55. A service celebrating Paul’s life was held at the Tumut Lawn Cemetery on 5 June. The following is a eulogy for Paul prepared by Komatsu Forest Managing Director Brett Jones. It was a great honour to know
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Friday analysis: high timber demand means everyone’s too busy to meet

Covid-19 continues to claim its victims – both medically and economically – across the world. Australia, and New Zealand, have in relative terms been lucky. Being isolated islands has helped. While the vaccines seem to be working and fatalities seem few if any at all, vigilance
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KIPT named Employer of the Year

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers has been named Employer of the Year at the recent Yumbah Kangaroo Island Employment Awards. Source: Timberbiz The ceremony to present prizes in eight categories was held in front of about 90 people at the Kangaroo Island Business Hub, with awards pre
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Queensland Native Timber Advisory Panel first meeting

The next step in the Queensland Government’s plan for the long-term future of Queensland’s timber industry is underway with the first meeting of the Native Timber Advisory Panel. Source: Timberbiz Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Comm
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Webinar to take advantages of building with green wood

As Australia’s green building market continues to grow there is an increasing appetite for sustainable building and construction products. In its upcoming webinar, Responsible Wood, the Australian National Governing Body for PEFC, will show how the wood industry can make the most out
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Nominate for the 2021 Green Triangle industry awards

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards. With new judging criteria delivered in an easy to answer format, the time to submit a nomination has been reduced and simplified. Anyone can submit a nomination and support the industry’s outstanding contribu
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Major survey of NSW forestry capacity

The newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of AFPA NSW, Sue Grau, has announced a major survey of the capacity of NSW’s forest industries to meet the needs of the growing NSW population in delivering both the plantation and native forest timbers vitally needed for housing and office
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FSC rescheduled AGM

FSC Australia has now rescheduled its Annual General Meeting (AGM), for Responsible Forest Management Australia Ltd (Trading as FSC Australia) for Wednesday 28 July 2021. Source: Timberbiz At this stage (subject to any further Covid restrictions) the Board wants to hold a physical mee
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No white knight for South Australia just a dark future

A “white knight” solution by the South Australian Primary Industries Minister to address the State’s chronic timber crisis demonstrates his total lack of understanding of the crisis gripping the state $16 billion building and construction industry, according to SA-Best. Source: Timber
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