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Southern Wood Council Forestry Awards announced

There was an outstanding turn out by local forestry companies, contractors and transport operators from throughout the lower South Island of New Zealand for the 2019 Southern Wood Council Forestry Awards. The council, representing all major forest owners and wood processing companies
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Production Forest Methodologies for Emissions Reduction Fund

An online webinar by Dr Hilary Smith of Latitude Forest Services will detail the results of a recently published Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) funded project entitled Production Forest Methodologies for the Emissions Reduction Fund (PNC354-1415). Source: Timberbiz The proj
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New ministers for forestry announced

Australia’s forest industries congratulate the new Minister for Agriculture, Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie and Assistant Minister with responsibility for Forestry and Fisheries, Tasmanian Senator Jonathon Duniam. Source: Timberbiz “Prime Minister Morrison’s new Cabinet demonstrat
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FWPA new brand to reframe forestry in the eyes of the public

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) is preparing to launch The Ultimate Renewable™, a new brand that offers a universal, positive communications message for the sector to share. Eileen Newbury, National Marketing and Communications Manager at FWPA, said it’s all about reframing
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IFA and AFG Ballarat field trip

A joint Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers field trip will be held on 26 May in the Mount Cole/Beaufort area near Ballarat which will show the many aspects of sustainable forest management. Staff from DELWP, HVP, and VicForests plus other experts will gu
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CFA Young Forester Award 2020 open to Australians

The Commonwealth Forestry Association has launched the CFA Young Forester Award 2020 in conjunction with the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia.  The CFA Young Forester Award provides a short-term work placement of three months hosted by the University of Britis
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North Australia Forest & Forest Products regional consultation forums

Consultation Forums for the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) project to identify the growth potential for northern Australia’s forestry and forestry products industry will be held in June and July. Source: Timberbiz Regional stakeholders are encour
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Timber Offsite Construction 2-day conference

More than 40 industry professionals will converse with delegates on day two of the Timber Offsite Construction 2019 conference and exhibition, this promises to deliver diverse and thought-provoking panel sessions and workshops. Source: Timberbiz Tuesday morning’s panel sessions will f
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Tigercat to demo latest mulcher in Victoria

Tigercat’s latest machine, the 480B mulcher, is due to be demonstrated by Tigercat and Onetrak in Victoria in May. The new model is the largest machine in Tigercat’s mulcher line-up and joins the rubber tyred M718E & M726E and the smaller tracked 470 mulcher.  Source: Timberbiz Th
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RDO Equipment has job opportunities open in Australia

RDO Equipment, one of the largest John Deere dealers in the world, is upskilling employees and recruiting new team members ahead of launching as John Deere’s Construction and Forestry dealer in all Australian states apart from Western Australia on 1 May 2019. Source: Timberbiz RDO was
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