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Resene Timber Design Award winners

From revolutionary building designs with the potential to change the way architects and engineers use timber to a brand new, flexible organic material developed from balsa wood that’s significantly stronger and more transparent than the original, the NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Award
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Ents Forestry to manage Peppermint Estate

Australia-based forestry investor New Forests has appointed Ents Forestry Pty Ltd to manage the plantation assets of Peppermint Estate Pty Ltd in Western Australian. Source: Timberbiz Peppermint Estate is owned by New Forests’ Australia New Zealand Forest Fund 3 (ANZFF3), an instituti
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Branding starts for OFO in NZ as it transitions from Nelson Forests

The New Zealand side of the OneFortyOne (OFO) business is arguably experiencing a bigger change than other areas as it transitions from the well-known regional brand of Nelson Forests to OneFortyOne New Zealand as part of the company-wide rebranding project. Source: Timberbiz Environm
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NZ battles COVID-19 and has forestry package ready

The Forest Owners Association is backing the government’s strategy to combat COVID-19 as just about all parts of the forest industry are now in shut-down. President Phil Taylor says the FOA appreciates the government’s difficulties in working in great haste to protect people against t
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Nelson Forests rebranded OFO NZ

Following the purchase of Nelson Forests in 2018, including the Kaituna sawmill near Blenheim, by OneFortyOne (OFO) the company has decided to rebrand its New Zealand operations OneFortyOne New Zealand effective today. Source: Timberbiz OneFortyOne Chief Executive Officer Linda Sewell
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Australian mills continue to operate while NZ mills shutdown

Australia’s timber mills are continuing to operate during the COVID-19 lockdown as normal and will do so until ordered otherwise. Building sites have been already been deemed essential activities by the Federal Government, spared from the tight restrictions placed on restaurants, pubs
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Responsible Wood answering to COVID-19 issues in Australia and NZ

Representatives from Australia and New Zealand met to discuss AS/NZS 4708 as the historic Trans-Tasman forestry standard moves a step closer. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, representatives from up to 26 different organisations participated in a teleconference instead of face-to-face due
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Relief packages for NZ forestry workers post COVID-19

New Zealand’s Forest Owners Association says it is working closely with the government in making sure that relief packages for forestry workers will both look after the workers and also speed economic recovery when the COVID-19 epidemic is over. Source: Timberbiz The incoming FOA Pres
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Daily Timber News is committed to communication in an era of COVID-19

A number of substantial challenges confront the timber industry in Australia and in New Zealand. Daily Timber News, and Timberbiz, have been challenged in covering the Victorian Native Timber decision, the State Environmental Planning Policy (Koala Habitat Protection) issue in New Sou
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NZ cancels Wood Resene awards and WPMA cancels design seminar

The 2020 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards are just one of the latest to fall victim to COVID-19 with the March 26 dinner and awards presentation cancelled. Also cancelled is the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association NZ Wood Design Guide Seminar planned for the same day. Sou
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