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Workplace Health & Safety Show in Melbourne

Top industry leaders and pioneering innovators will come together at Workplace Health & Safety Show 2022, sharing the latest news and research, technology and products shaking up the world of health and safety at work from Wednesday 25 – Thursday 26 May at the Melbourne Convention
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Victorian timber crews stood down maybe until May

Victoria’s native timber industry has been left in limbo with VicForests believed to be standing crews down following a Supreme Court decision just days before Christmas Day. In the Supreme Court on 22 December 2021, Justice Richards granted an order to stop native timber harvesting i
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Federal funding of $26m to forestry for NIFPI, R&D and illegal timber study

Australia’s forestry sector has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of $26.2 million in funding for forestry with both the Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) and the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) issuing statements to that effect. Funding will assi
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Third time lucky for WoodTECH event

In fact, all going to plan, it will be three years since sawmillers and saw-doctors’ last met up outside of their mill environment. Covid 19 torpedoed the WoodTECH event planned to run in New Zealand in September of this year along with every other event across the region. Source: Tim
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Responsible Wood announces community grant recipients

Five community groups have been awarded grants from Responsible Wood through their 2021/22 Community Grants Program. Responsible Wood Community Grants are awarded for collaborative community-based projects, activities or events that connect communities to Responsible Wood certified fo
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New RDO Equipment dealership means more opportunities for Tasmania

RDO Equipment, Launceston’s local John Deere construction and forestry and Vermeer equipment dealer, has opened its new flagship Tasmanian dealership, creating more jobs and opportunities for customers in the region and across the state. Source: Timberbiz The new dealership is expecte
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Date set for Green Triangle awards in 2022

The Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards Ceremony will be held on 11 March 2022 in Mount Gambier. Celebrating category finalists and announcing the 2021 GTTIA Award winners, the gala event will showcase the individuals and companies achieving great things in the area. Source: Timberb
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Scion building wins PEFC world award

New Zealand’s Scion Innovation Hub, Te Whare Nui o Tuteata, by RTA Studio/Irving Smith Architects has won the PEFC Best Use of Certified Timber prize. Located in New Zealand, Scion Innovation Hub was chosen as the most outstanding of the eight shortlisted projects from around the worl
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Gentle induction into Association Forum Hall of Fame

Frame and Truss Manufacturers Association executive officer Kersten Gentle has been inducted into the Association Forum’s 2021 Hall of Fame. Source: Timberbiz The award recognises individuals who have made an outstanding high-level contribution and commitment to an association or asso
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Tzannes architects another winner with timber veneer

The Australian Timber Design Awards again attracted outstanding examples of the use of timber veneers in the Timber Veneer category sponsored by the Timber Veneer Association of Australia (TVAA). The overall winner was the Judith Neilson Centre for Journalism and Ideas, based in Sydne
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