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Vale: Rob McLagan

New Zealand’s pastoral and forest industries are mourning the passing of Rob McLagan who served as Chief Executive of both Federated Farmers and the Forest Owners Association. Source: Timberbiz Mr McLagan was Chief Executive of Federated Farmers between 1979 and 1993.  He then went on
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Carter Holt Harvey may make a comeback

One of the New Zealand share market’s former heavyweights may be destined return, in name at least, according to Australian media reports. Source: Radio NZ The Australian Financial Review is reporting that the Rank Group, owned by billionaire Graeme Hart, is looking at a public share
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World Architecture Awards 2022 – last year’s winner was NZ

Are you an architect or part of a project team that recognises the huge benefits of timber as a construction material?  Did you opt for certified timber as the main material in your completed construction project? Then make sure to enter your project for the Best Use of Certified Timb
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Green by name and by nature in OFO’s scholarship program

The OneFortyOne Scholarship Program aims to introduce young high achievers to the potential of the industry, build a skilled workforce and develop future leaders. Each year, students local to the Green Triangle Region of Australia or Nelson Marlborough Region of New Zealand have the o
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Forestry pathologist a finalist in Biosecurity NZ awards

A commitment to forest pathology and an ability to communicate complex science in a compelling manner has seen Dr Rebecca McDougal named as a finalist in the Bioprotection Aotearoa Science category at the NZ Biosecurity Awards. Source: Timberbiz The awards, run by Biosecurity New Zeal
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Jason Wynard back on the podium in NZ Stihl Timbersports Championship

Jason Wynyard has cut his first step towards claiming a 10th world title by winning the 2022 New Zealand Stihl Timbersports National Championships this weekend in Auckland. Source: Timberbiz The victory means Mr Wynyard has earned the right to represent New Zealand at the Stihl Timber
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C3’s new log vessel grapple starts work in NZ

C3 Limited, part of the LINX Cargo Care Group, has unveiled its new C3 Log Vessel Grapple (LVG) at the Port of Tauranga, a first in Australasia. Source: Timberbiz Held exclusively by C3 Limited, and developed in collaboration with industry partner, Page Macrae Engineering and customer
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Project to develop safe load securing for logging trucks

As part of the Forest Growers Research (FGR) program in automation and robotics, a project has commenced to develop a safe and efficient alternative load securing system in New Zealand for logging trucks. Source: Forest Growers Research NZ Many logging truck drivers suffer musculo-ske
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More frequent and broader possum controls demanded in NZ

Protesters in New Zealand are demanding urgent action for broad-scale possum control in the Waipoua Forest and other Northland forests that are in a critical state. Source: Timberbiz “For too long our department has been asleep while our forests die. Waipoua, home of iconic giant kaur
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ACT says NZ shouldn’t be the world’s largest pine forest

  According to New Zealand’s ACT Rural Spokesperson Mark Cameron the Government’s discussion document, ‘Managing exotic afforestation incentives,’ is a welcome and overdue opening to the concerns of rural New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz The ACT is a right-wing political party foun
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