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Cooroora Woodworkers 28th show

The Cooroora Woodworkers will be holding its 28th annual Wood and Craft Show on May 12 and 13. Source: Sunshine Coast Daily The show will be held in the Cooroora Woodworkers’ clubhouse and surrounding precinct at 8 Lowermill Rd, Cooroy. The organisers are confident that the 2017
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Gumatj makes a go of timber milling

One of Australia’s most influential indigenous leaders believes the rest of the nation could learn from what the Gumatj Corporation is achieving in the business world. Source: NT News Under the watchful eye of Galarrwuy Yunupingu, a former Australian of the Year, and the Gumatj Corpor
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Hyne reboots its cadet program

With the Fraser Coast experiencing higher than average unemployment rates, Hyne Timber brings refreshing news with the reintroduction of its cadet program. The cadet program offers successful applicants an opportunity to earn a salary while learning about all areas of production, cust
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Carter Holt Harvey lockout no good says Andrews

Victoria’s timber industry has taken another hit with the owners of the Myrtleford mill locking out about 200 workers and shutting the operation down. Source: Herald Sun Timber giant Carter Holt Harvey has been accused of treating its workers “like zoo animals” after it erected fencin
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Wooden portraits

A piece of wood, a chisel, a hacksaw blade and a few hours of time are enough for Vallivireddy Srinivasa Rao to carve out a wooden marvel. Source: The Hindu Times The self-taught artist is adept at making wooden portraits and created over 1000 masterpieces in the past two decades. His
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Abolishing 457 visa program

Businesses fear abolishing the 457 visa program will make it harder to bring in some types of workers they say are as “rare as hen’s teeth” in WA.  Source: The West While unions complained the changes did not go far enough, the business community was apprehensive about axing a program
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40 pieces of timber

Furniture maker Rod Devries was a happy man after securing 40 historic pieces of timber from a demolished Orange building at auction. Source: Central Western Daily Mr Devries bought the large ironbark hardwood logs at $700 each. “I’ll be making furniture out of them,” he said. Mr Devr
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Gippsland to get a new radial timber mill

A new state-of-the-art radial timber mill will be opening in Gippsland this month and is set to boost both productivity for the mill and jobs for the region. Source: Timberbiz Chris McEvoy, managing director of Radial Timber Australia said that the new mill opening in Yarram is a firs
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Timber towers is the way

Timber construction is the only way cities can build enough housing for their growing populations and keep within agreed climate change emissions reductions, leading British architect Andrew Waugh said at Green Cities in Sydney. Source: Australian Financial Review London has a housing
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Maleny Wood Expo

This year marks the 21st anniversary of the Maleny Wood Expo on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, which celebrates the region’s proud history of timber-gathering. The theme for this year’s annual event is “From seed to fine furniture”with activities over three days f
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