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Forest growers to elect first board

The Forest Growers Levy Trust, the New Zealand organisation representing the interests of all plantation forest owners is calling for nominations for its first elected board. Source: Scoop NZ
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World Building of the Year is in Auckland

New Zealand’s Auckland Art Gallery was named the World Building of the Year at last week’s World Architecture Festival in Singapore. Source: Business Insider
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EWPAA trophy tells the story of plywood

A national trophy for excellence in design using plywood and laminated veneer lumber captured the imagination of architects and specifiers at the recent Australian Timber Design Awards in Melbourne. Source: Timberbiz
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Forestry award winner heads to nationals

As the Victorian state winner of the 2013 Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award, PhD student, Michelle Freeman will be heading to Canberra for the announcement of the national award. Source: Timberbiz
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Leadbeaters possum advisory group discussions

The Leadbeater’s Possum Advisory Group has held stakeholder forums to support the recovery of the species while maintaining a sustainable timber industry. Source: Timberbiz
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CLT stars in ABC national TV show

THE EWPAA’s laboratory in Brisbane became an impromptu television studio when ABC-TV’s current affairs program Landline decided its national audience should know more about engineered wood, and cross-laminated timber in particular. Source: Timberbiz
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New CEO wanted for VAFI

The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) is seeking a chief executive to lead the organisation. Source: Timberbiz
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Indonesia and Europe sign timber agreement

The EU has signed the Collaboration Agreement on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT-VPA). Source: Indonesian Ministry of Forestry
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BRIC guide for industry

A new market research report BRIC Forest Products is an industry guide with qualitative and quantitative information including market size, value and volume and forecast to 2017. Source: SB Wire
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