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FSC fashion roundtable sessions

Explore of the intersection of fashion and sustainability in an era where environmental consciousness is paramount, the fashion industry stands at a pivotal moment of transformation. Source: Timberbiz FSC Australia and New Zealand is delighted to announce an event to offer a deep dive
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An effective solution for giant pine scale is closer

Research in Australia and Europe is moving closer to identifying an effective solution to the damage to forests caused by giant pine scale (GPS). The research project aims to boost our understanding of the effectiveness of the various available biological control strategies. Source: T
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Pan Pac Farm Forester of the Year

Congratulations to Thomas Gordon of Clifton Station in New Zealand who won this year’s Pan Pac Farm Forester of the Year at Napier Port’s Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Awards in April. Source: Timberbiz The Gordon family has been farming at Clifton Station since 1861. Today, Tom and his
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Challenging times but jobs and pays rise slightly in NZ

Despite the challenging economic conditions, many businesses are continuing to actively recruit new staff, according to Trade Me Jobs’ latest data from New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz The number of job listings rose in the beginning of the year from January through to March, up 11.7% c
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Recloacking Coronet Forest

The contract to deliver an aspirational vision to “recloak” Coronet Forest New Zealand with native planting has been awarded to Te Tapu o Tāne and e3Scientific Limited. Source: Timberbiz Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) General Manager Community Services Ken Bailey said the an
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FSC gets the boot in New Zealand

In the heart of Devonport, New Zealand, two friends, Nicky Robinson and Kate Moffat, found themselves shivering on the sidelines of their kids’ football games, their feet cold and wet in the muddy terrain. It was amidst these chilly moments that the seed of an idea took root, sp
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Scion research paper gains international attention

Scientists Sarah Addison, Dr Steve Wakelin and Simeon Smaill are among authors who have written an invitation only review article in the scientific journal Trends in Plant Science (TIPS). This journal is highly respected, with articles prioritising and setting the direction of future
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Opinion: Marcus Musson – April’s cold comfort for foresters

It’s all a bit gloomy really, daylight savings has finished, lambs and logs are worth bugger all, the media has lost its social license, and the economy is in the cart. No matter who you talk to in the primary and wider sectors, most are facing some significant headwinds in terms of r
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NZ strengthens ties with China during trade meeting

New Zealand Trade, Agriculture and Forestry Minister Todd McClay concluded discussions with ministerial counterparts in Beijing this week, in support of the New Zealand-China trade and economic relationship. Source: Timberbiz “My meeting with Commerce Minister Wang Wentao reaffirmed t
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NZ Forest Owners say Pathways to Prosperity report fails

The New Zealand Forest Owners Association says the just-released NZIER report commissioned by the Helen Clark Foundation on New Zealand’s food and fibre exports, fails to appreciate the economic, social and environmental benefits of production forestry. Source: Timberbiz The Pathways
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