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Latest timber industry news, updated Thursdays.

PNG to stop illegal logging – again

Illegal logging leases that have enriched foreign companies and dispossessed traditional landowners in Papua New Guinea will finally be shut down, according to the Government. Source: Radio Australia The Papua New Guinea Government has promised to finally shut down illegal logging lea
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Czech church branches out into forestry

Flush with cash and land it received in compensation for the seizure of its property under Communism, the Roman Catholic church in the Czech Republic is looking to the forestry industry as it looks to ensure its long-term financial future. Source: Yahoo7News After long political battl
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Post and Beam Buildings Free Full Day Seminar

With the race to the tallest timber building comes a form of building construction that has surprised the design world in its cost, speed of construction and beauty. Source: Timberbiz This form of building design is Post and Beam construction made from Mass Timber. An all-day seminar
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Duval wins Prince of Wales Award for sustainable forestry

A young New Zealander Alfred Duval has been launched onto the world stage. Celebrated for his outstanding achievements as an emerging leader in sustainable forestry. Source: Timberbiz Duval was awarded the inaugural Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry in Rotorua on Tuesday
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Woodfest on the horizon

The iconic Kawerau Woodfest event is once gearing up to showcase the town’s proud connection to the forestry industry. This year’s event runs from September 22 to October 1 and will offer a fantastic range of activities. Source: The New Zealand Herald It kicks off with the
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Forestry and farming will be hand in hand

Forestry is poised to play a key role on farms as new limits around nutrients and carbon emissions are put in place. This would require fresh thinking and a revision of the future of livestock farming, according to Scion chief executive Warren Parker. Source: Stuff NZ Mr Parker was sp
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Hui for forestry safety in NZ

Following three deaths and two near-misses in forestry in the Gisborne and East Coast district in the past six months a Ruatoria man has called for action. Source: Gisborne Herald Advocate for the grieving families and workers Joe McClutchie is behind a meeting aimed at producing posi
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PF Olsen opens new regional office in Timaru

New Zealand’s Timaru’s port looks set to benefit from an Australasian forestry management business branching out to a new operation in South Canterbury. Source: Stuff NZ PF Olsen has opened its newest regional office on Sefton St East in Timaru. The firm’s portfolio includ
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Victorian Forest Industries night of nights 

The countdown to the Victorian Association of Forest Industries [VAFI] Annual Industry Dinner 2017, is on, with tickets for the event on sale now. Source: Timberbiz Tim Johnston, CEO of VAFI, said this year the dinner, being held on Friday 17 November, will be a great celebration of t
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