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The London Cube

The Cube, a project for Velux, is premiering at the 2021 London Design Festival at the famed Observation Point on London’s South Bank, the timber-clad installation is a kind of kaleidoscope with its mirrored interior reflecting the mosaic of skylights that make up the roof. Source: Ti
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FSC celebrates its international name day on Friday

As the Forest Stewardship Council and its supporters celebrate its international name day, FSC Friday on 24 September, FSC reconfirms its support for international climate change initiatives and highlights the important contribution responsible forestry makes to these efforts. Source:
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JD introduces new small and large harvester heads

John Deere has released its new, small-size H423 harvester head and the large-size H425 and H425HD. These replace the previous H413, H415 and H415HD models. Like their predecessors, these heads have 4WD feed. Source: Timberbiz The H423 harvester head works on the 1070G, 1170G and 1270
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NZ mayors spruiking to restrict forestry

New Zealand’s foresters are calling a proposed anti-forestry coalition of local bodies a prejudiced step backwards in time and destructive for their communities both environmentally and economically. Source: Timberbiz The mayors of Tararua and Wairoa have written to fellow mayors thro
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AFPA pays tribute to SA’s McDonnell business

The timber industry has paid tribute to Mount Gambier’s McDonnell family which recently sold its softwood timber processing business to AAM Investment Group. Source: Timberbiz Australian Forests Products Association Ross Hampton said Ian McDonnell had been a stalwart of the industry a
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Vic timber workers will be vulnerable to criminal offences

New laws will leave Victorian timber workers vulnerable to a range of new serious criminal offences is trashing proper community and industry consultation, according to State Liberal Member for Eildon, Cindy McLeish. Source: Timberbiz Ms McLeish accused the State Government of attempt
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Final week for Richard Stanton nominations

Nominations are coming in thick and fast for this year’s Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management or Chain of Custody. Nominations for the award are open to individuals who have contributed significantly to either forest management or chain-of-custody certifi
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Victorian building shutdown is another challenge

The decision by the Victorian Government to shutdown all building sites in Melbourne and certain municipalities for the next two weeks is both disappointing and challenging for the residential building industry, according to the HIA. Source: Timberbiz The Victorian Government announce
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$15m allocated to move Kangaroo Island timber

Bushfire-damaged timber on Kangaroo Island suitable for housing will be sent to the mainland following a $15.1 million investment by the Federal Government. Source: Timberbiz The Federal Government allocated $15m from the Forestry Salvage Transport Measure to New South Wales and Victo
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Parkside will not close but rocked by native timber decision

Western Australia’s largest hardwood timber operator has denied threatening to shut down its operations unless it received a $25.8 million grant from the State Government. Source: Timberbiz According to The West Australian newspaper a presentation by Parkside said that “without the gr
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