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MobileTECH 2019 hosts international speakers

MobileTECH 2019 will play host to a number of international guest speakers and technologies. MobileTECH is one of New Zealand’s largest annual agritech events. Of the over 30 speakers at MobileTECH 2019, close to half are flying into New Zealand to take part in the program. Source: Ti
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PNG sends forestry students to NZ

The Timber Forest Training College (TFTC) in Lae, Papua New Guinea has sent six students to New Zealand for employment for the first time this year. This is after 39 years of offering certificates in skills training. College principal Vagi Lovo said this was history for the school dur
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NZ improvements to ETS announced

New Zealand Forestry Minister Shane Jones announced the first set of improvements to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) – New Zealand’s main tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions – following extensive public consultation. Source: Timberbiz “The ETS is one of the key levers that w
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Norske Skog to invest $7m in NZ

The Norske Skog group has decided to invest about AUD$7 million to upgrade the Nature’s Flame wood pellets facility in New Zealand to more than double its annual production capacity to 85,000 tonnes. The increased production capacity will be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2019.
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EWPAA supports Senate inquiry into non-conforming building products

The Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (EWPAA) supports the recommendations and final report by the Senate inquiry into non-conforming building products (NCBPs), released last week. The recommendations centre on increased compliance in all levels of the construction i
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Institute of Foresters call for papers

The Institute of Foresters of Australia and the New Zealand Institute of Forestry have made a call for papers for the joint conference 25-28 August (Christchurch) 2019. The theme for this major conference is: The Forest Newsfeed: Communicating Forestry in the Connected Age. Source: Ti
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One Billion Trees Fund launched in NZ

New Zealand Forestry Minister Shane Jones and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor launched the One Billion Trees Fund – a crucial step toward achieving the goal of planting at least one billion trees by 2028. Led by Te Uru Rākau – Forestry New Zealand, the Fund provides NZ$118 millio
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First meeting of the Durable Eucalyptus Grower’s Forum

Several groups from around Australia who are growing durable hardwoods trees recently got together for a conference. It was a great learning curve for all. The forum, which took place at Yarram in Victoria’s South Gippsland, was hosted by Heartwood Plantations, which is growing durabl
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Durable Eucalyptus Grower’s Forum Australia & NZ launched

Eucalyptus species are grown throughout the world for their hardwood qualities and rapid growth. As a plantation species, their most common use is for pulp production and in many developing countries for utility poles and fuel wood. In Australia, there are approximately 900,000 hectar
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Specialist steep slope logging conference series

The conference team at Innovatek, Logging & Sawmilling Journal and TimberWest has announced its newest industry conference for leading loggers and forest managers for 2019. Formerly called the Steep Slope Logging Conference, the new name – HarvestTECHx – covers all machined based
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