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NZ Institute of Forestry Foundation awards forestry students

New Zealand forestry student Pauline Edge has won the Mary Sutherland scholarship at the New Zealand Institute of Forestry Foundation awards. Source: The New Zealand Herald The awards were held at the New Zealand Institute of Forestry conference dinner in Rotorua recently. The scholar
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Wood fibre supply an issue for new NZ processing plant

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, which has encouraged a Chinese company to invest in an NZ$180 million wood processing plant in the Central North Island to boost regional development, is now looking into whether there is enough wood fibre available to supply the plant following conce
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NZ Labour backs commercial forestry

Labour has committed to planting commercial forests on Crown land, with the wood to be processed in New Zealand for use in building. Source: News Hub NZ Labour says too many raw logs are currently being exported and New Zealand is missing out on value-added processing and manufacturin
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NZIF Forester of the Year Awarded

Passionate forestry industry champion Garth Cumberland has been presented with the coveted NZIF Forester of the Year award for 2017. The prestigious title is the highest accolade attainable by a New Zealand forestry professional. Source: Timberbiz, Scoop NZ It is awarded to Mr Cumberl
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Trans Tasman timber industries meeting

Key leaders of the Australian and New Zealand forestry and forest product industries came together for a Trans–Tasman dialogue in Canberra on 12 September. Source: Timberbiz Representing Australia were members of the Australian Forest Products Association Board, led by Chair Mr Greg M
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Duval wins Prince of Wales Award for sustainable forestry

A young New Zealander Alfred Duval has been launched onto the world stage. Celebrated for his outstanding achievements as an emerging leader in sustainable forestry. Source: Timberbiz Duval was awarded the inaugural Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry in Rotorua on Tuesday
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Woodfest on the horizon

The iconic Kawerau Woodfest event is once gearing up to showcase the town’s proud connection to the forestry industry. This year’s event runs from September 22 to October 1 and will offer a fantastic range of activities. Source: The New Zealand Herald It kicks off with the
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Forestry and farming will be hand in hand

Forestry is poised to play a key role on farms as new limits around nutrients and carbon emissions are put in place. This would require fresh thinking and a revision of the future of livestock farming, according to Scion chief executive Warren Parker. Source: Stuff NZ Mr Parker was sp
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Hui for forestry safety in NZ

Following three deaths and two near-misses in forestry in the Gisborne and East Coast district in the past six months a Ruatoria man has called for action. Source: Gisborne Herald Advocate for the grieving families and workers Joe McClutchie is behind a meeting aimed at producing posi
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PF Olsen opens new regional office in Timaru

New Zealand’s Timaru’s port looks set to benefit from an Australasian forestry management business branching out to a new operation in South Canterbury. Source: Stuff NZ PF Olsen has opened its newest regional office on Sefton St East in Timaru. The firm’s portfolio includ
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