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Latest timber industry news, updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Putting the vocation back into vocational education

Government reforms will put the vocation back into vocational education and training, according to Master Builders Australia. Source: Timberbiz
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University on roads to success

The University of Canterbury is to launch a new research project to make sure New Zealand’s new forestry roads are safe and are established with minimal environmental impact. Source: Timberbiz
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Daylight saving starts

Local summer time will begin when clocks are put forward one hour at 2 o'clock Sunday morning. Source: Timberbiz
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Premier bioenergy conference

Bioenergy Australia 2014 conference will be held at the Stamford Grand Adelaide on 1-2 December, with a technical tour on, 3 December. Source: Timberbiz
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Game-changer for the construction

Australian builders lag behind global competitors with prefabricated housing an untapped market for local manufacturers, according to META Managing Director Zoran Angelkovski. Source: Timberbiz
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More Checks to Slow Timber Smuggling to China

Inspection teams and checkpoints will be expanded in major timber smuggling areas in Sagaing and Mandalay regions as well as northern Shan State to seal off smuggling routes from Myanmar to China, according to Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry. Source: Eleven
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Norway to Pay Peru $300m for Forest-Based Emissions Reductions

Norway plans to spend as much as US$300 million to support a program in Peru to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the destruction of the world's fourth largest tropical forest. Source: Reuters
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UN Summit on Climate Change to Halt Deforestation

Governments, multinational companies and campaigners are pledging to halt the loss of the world’s natural forests by 2030. Source: The Guardian
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National Forest Industry Forum

Managing the impacts of supply chain vagaries titled “What Happens When the Boat is Full” will be the focus of a forest industry forum being held in Melbourne on 24 October. Source: Timberbiz
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