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Timber products exported without chemicals

New Zealand’s Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew welcomed the expansion of a trial, which has successfully exported timber products to Australia without chemical treatment. Sources: Timberbiz, Scoop
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Next Gen timber engineers to be inspired by Canada’s WCTE

In August 2014, a group of engineering students accompanied by recent graduates on the Young Timber Engineers Study Tour will travel to the World Conference on Timber Engineering in Canada. Source: Timberbiz
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A tight budget still needs to back our national future

On May 13 we will finally know just how tight the belt is being pulled around the national waistline. Certainly we must live within our means. Source: Ross Hampton, CEO Australian Forest Products Association
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Material shortages put UK construction under threat

The economic recovery in the UK SME construction sector is under threat from rising building costs and material shortages warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Source: Federation of Master Builders UK
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Timber floors for bathrooms

Installing timber flooring in bathrooms is not supposed to work but an Austrian manufacturer been doing just that for more than 30 years. Source: Infolink
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Chinese help Russians amid trade sanctions

Chinese investors plan to launch the first phase of a major Siberian timber complex later this year, part of a push by Beijing to cement business ties with Moscow amid strained relations between Russia and the EU. Source: Rianovosti
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Recycled hardwood for bridges

Timber from the cleared Nambucca Heads to Urunga Pacific Hwy route is being recycled for use on heritage timber bridges. Source: The Coffs Coast Advocate
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TV ads for wood are a grand design

Award-winning architect Peter Maddison, host of Grand Designs Australia, is promoting wood for Planet Ark and Wood. Naturally Better. Source: Timberbiz
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Eradicating Pinus Contorta

New Zealand’s Conservation Department (DoC) hopes the New Zealand Defence Force will clear trees on Army land and that the Horizons Regional Council and private landowners will help. Source: Wanganui Chronicle
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