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Living Wood Fair in NZ

A Golden Bay couple’s “true love of wood and all its forms” has inspired an educational community event to be held in East Takaka on the weekend. Source: Stuff NZ The Living Wood Fair is described by Golden Bay residents and co-founders Liv and Graeme Scott as an edu
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6th International Forest Engineering Conference

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned about risks to which agricultural and forestry workers are exposed at the 6th International Forest Engineering Conference (FEC2018) Quenching our thirst for new knowledge held on 16 – 19 April 2018, Rotorua, New Z
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NZ forestry meets to discuss technology

Drones, scanners, sensors and satellites are replacing roles typically performed by people, in a research program led by Scion in Rotorua. Source: New Zealand Herald This fifth “Growing confidence in forestry’s future” (GCFF) conference was held in Rotorua to cover t
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Entries for NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards close April 30

New judges and new categories ensure the prestigious 2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards are even more exciting, says NZ Wood’s Promotion Manager Debbie Fergie. Source: Timberbiz Monday, April 30 is the last day to enter. “Entries are already coming in, but if we don’t have yours
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Three wise men of Nelson leading safety

Three Nelson men are leading the way to improving safety in New Zealand forestry. Source: Stuff NZ Mechanised Cable Harvesting (MCH) which is run by Nelson locals Ross Wood, Hamish Matthews and Nathan Taylor, is the first in New Zealand to become a certified forestry contractor. Set u
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NZ fibreboard merger approved

A merger in the South Island fibreboard business has been approved by the Commerce Commission in New Zealand. Source: Radio New Zealand It will allow the Japanese company Daiken New Zealand to acquire 100% of the shares in Dongwha New Zealand Limited, which is 80% owned by a Hong Kong
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Kiwi importers put old growth Canadian cedar at risk

Canadian forestry expert Ken Wu is in New Zealand on a nationwide tour explaining that imported cedar must come from certified sources to protect ancient British Columbia specimens. Source: Stuff NZ Cedar is the Canadian equivalent of New Zealand’s kauri with some forests 2000 y
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Eight forests for sale in New Zealand

A portfolio of eight forests located in Northland, Waikato, Gisborne/East Coast and Canterbury has been put on the market with a substantial portion of the trees ready to harvest now. Source: The New Zealand Herald Project Tapuwae Forest Estate comprises a total crop area of 2503ha, p
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Median wage for NZ women in forestry higher than men

Forestry and mining workers’ wage growth has been tumultuous over the years, yet in the wake of the global financial crisis the median wage for women spiked. Source: Stuff NZ The pay gap between men and women in the industries has been more fluid than in most. Forestry and minin
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More news more often

More news, more often … that’s the promise as Daily Timber News moves into its twice-weekly timeslot (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from this week. This special industry-driven news outlet takes on a slightly different content coverage with special segments and opinion pieces pl
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