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Timber design awards winners

Massey University Wellington's new College of Creative Arts won the Engineering Excellence Award at the Timber Design Awards with two Wellington buildings receiving top marks.
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Kaituna mill worker wins forestry award

Kaituna Sawmill head rig and resaw operator Izaac Filipov won a national forestry industry training award. Filipov works at Nelson Forest's Kaituna Sawmill near Blenheim in New Zealand. Source: The Marlborough Express
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Scion celebrates first year under CRI reforms

Crown Research Institute Scion completed a successful first full year under the Crown Research Institute (CRI) Taskforce reforms. Scion chairman Tony Nowell said the reforms have made a positive difference. Source: Timberbiz
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Local government candidates support forestry

Local government candidates running for seats within the Shires of Murrindindi and Yarra Ranges have supported sustainable timber harvesting and denounced illegal forest protests, said Friends of Forestry. Source: Timberbiz
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Online database for NZ resources

New Zealanders looking for information on any aspect of planting and managing trees in a working landscape will be able to access a free online database that will contain list the most credible information resources available. Source: Forestry Expo NZ
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No fire fighting until equal compensation offered

National parks and forestry staff in NSW are refusing to help fight major bushfires until their accident compensation packages are brought into line with emergency service workers. Source: Ninemsn
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DEAR house

Collaboration between acclaimed French designer Philippe Starck and Slovenian timber engineering specialists Riko will see the partners’ first sustainable prefabricated wooden house completed later this year. Source: Design Build Source
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Hybrid system wins in UK

Senior Architectural Systems’ award for ‘Best Building Envelop Product’ was presented for the company’s Hybrid Door, Window and Curtain Walling Systems at the Timber Expo in Coventry, England. Source: Specification Online (UK)
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Late submission to Senate over Gunns

A powerful Senate committee that has been examining the impact of the financial crisis on banking could accept late submissions on the collapse of Tasmanian timber group Gunns according to The Australian newspaper. Source: The Australian
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