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New Zealand Wood-Resene Timber Design award winners

Innovative and outstanding were words to describe the not only the winners of this year’s New Zealand Wood-Resene Timber Design awards but all the entries received. However, there is only one winner and this year the Resene Supreme Award went to the He Tohu Document Centre in the Nati
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WoodSolutions Young Professionals Network kicks off 

WoodSolutions Young Professionals Network offers free networking events to provide opportunities for early career practitioners to develop useful contacts and enhance their knowledge of industry issues. Source: Timberbiz The network will hold regular meetings focusing on hot topics co
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More Dangerous Designs

Launched in 2016, Dangerous Designs is an online competition to promote the use of wood and wood products in sustainable design and encourage the commercialisation of appropriate designs. Two of the latest Dangerous Designs winners were: Loft Bench by Scott van Tuil, in the Open categ
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Next Gen Timber Products and Systems

On Thursday 13 September Forest & Wood Products Australia in conjunction with ARC and Future TimberHub held a one day event focusing on Next Generation Timber Products and Systems in Melbourne which attracted overseas and Australian presenters. Source: Timberbiz The seminar and wo
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The robots are coming!

Robots are likely to have a bigger role in timber processing as they take over work that is dirty, dangerous or difficult. By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz That was a key message of Troy Krogh, regional director of Scott Automation & Robotics, to the WoodTech conference in Melbourn
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Private Forests Tasmania forum

Private Forests Tasmania’s Chief Executive Officer, Penny Wells, will be a panel member discussing ‘Where the forest industry is travelling in Tasmania and what the future looks like‘ at the inaugural Tasmanian Forests and Forest Products Network’s (TFFPN) Foru
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Wood Dust in NSW

Responsible Wood will spread the sustainable forest message at a unique event at Bungendore and Queenbeyan in NSW from October 17 to 21 – Wood Dust: the International Timber and Woodworking Festival. Source: Timberbiz Marketing and communications officer for Responsible Wood Jason Ros
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Meeting of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers

Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial forest ministers concluded the 2018 meeting of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) in Halifax, and announced their commitment to renewing the CCFM’s Vision for Canada’s Forests. Source: Timberbiz Renewing this visio
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NZ Wood Resene Awards announced next week

NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards is a highly acclaimed, annual awards event showcasing the innovative, structural and aesthetic use of timber by New Zealand architects and engineers. The awards will be announced in Auckland on 20 September. Source: Timberbiz The entrants constantly
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Responsible Wood at Engineered Wood Products seminar

Glue Laminated Timber (GLT), Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) were in the spotlight as the movers and shakers in the Queensland timber industry converged on the Grand Ballroom at the Victoria Park Golf Complex in downtown Brisbane to discuss the evolving
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