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VAFI seeks PR manager

The Victorian Association of the Forest Industries (VAFI) is a small but professional team that develops and manages a range of media and government relations strategies for dealing with a wide range of complex issues facing the forest and wood products industry. Source: Timberbiz
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US and NZ follow Australia’s lead

Both the United States and New Zealand have announced million dollar plans to encourage tall timber building construction. Sources: Infolink, Architecture & Design
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Research funding loss opens door to biosecurity threats

A Lincoln-based research group said that missing out on NZ$20 million in government funding would put New Zealand's agriculture, horticulture and forestry at risk from biosecurity threats. Sources: Scoop NZ, Fairfax NZ News, The Press NZ
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ArborGen to acquire Edendale Nursery

ArborGen has entered into an agreement to acquire the Edendale Nursery business in Southland, New Zealand. Source: Lesprom
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Check your deck

Peak industry body Timber Queensland (TQ) said the safest solution to combat potential deck and balcony collapses forecast by the Australian Institute of Architects is for homeowners to have them built by licensed builders. Source: Timberbiz
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AFPA and FIFWA slam Ludlam’s forestry stunt

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) and the Forest Industries Federation of WA (FIFWA) have said they are disappointed that WA senate hopeful Scott Ludlam has chosen to spruik misinformation about Australian forestry in a transparent attempt to gain election publicity.
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Testing times for Tassie trees

The first of three studies assessing the economic potential of Forestry Tasmania eucalyptus nitens plantations is underway. Source: The Examiner
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New Tasmanian government forest plans

The new Tasmanian Government expects to detail plans for the state's forest industry as early as next week. Source: ABC News
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High tech needs more than high school

Jobs in southern Oregon lumber mills go increasingly to people with college degrees, a change in a region where young people used to make a good living in the timber business right out of high school. Source: The Chron
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