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ForestTECH News | Issue 52

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. A lot can happen in just a month. As you many of you will have heard, due to New Zealand’s current covid-19 outbreak and current restrictions on travel and running events, we have needed to reschedule ForestTECH 2021. Now rebranded ForestTECH 2021/22, this event will instead be held 23-24 February 2022 in Rotorua, New …

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ForestTECH News | Issue 51

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. We are now only 6 weeks before ForestTECH 2021 runs in Rotorua, New Zealand and virtually for our Australian and international delegates. As its been since early 2020, covid-19 continues to send curveballs. While the in-person Melbourne event was not able to happen this year, we have had a great response from New Zealander’s …

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ForestTECH News | Issue 50

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. We hit a major ForestTECH News milestone this month, with September 2021 being our 50th issue. After more than a decade of running the major annual forest technology series ForestTECH and two decades of publishing the weekly Friday Offcuts enewsletter, in 2017 we launched the monthly ForestTECH News. The aim, based on feedback and …

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ForestTECH News | Issue 49

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. We start this month with the sale of 24,000ha of Green Triangle forests, located on the border of Victoria and South Australia, to AXA IM. This is their first Australian forestry investment and one of the largest in recent times for the South Australian timber industry. Gresham House, the UK’s largest commercial forestry manager, …

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ForestTECH News Issue 48

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. The big news this month for the ForestTECH community is the release of the ForestTECH 2021 programme and the opening of early registrations. As mentioned last month, due to Covid-19 and the uncertainty around Australian lockdowns, the event will be held in-person in Rotorua, New Zealand on 23-24 November 2021. It will also be …

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ForestTECH News Issue 47

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. It seems Covid-19 is not done with Australia yet, with a significant outbreak sending Victoria into a hard 7-day lockdown and border restrictions with neighbouring states. While this will be felt throughout the State, the local forestry industry has largely avoided the economic hit other sectors have received. There is also a global construction …

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ForestTECH News Issue 46

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. Planning for ForestTECH 2021 is now well and truly underway. We’re now seeking early expressions of interest to present at this year’s event, which is being held in Rotorua, New Zealand on the 23-24 November 2021. ForestTECH 2021 will also be streaming live to our Australian and international communities. While we’d normally host the …

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ForestTECH News Issue 45

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. Two major forestry events, HarvestTECH 2021 and Forest Safety & Technology 2021, officially launch in Rotorua, New Zealand in just under a week. Over 350 harvesting contractors, harvest planners, log transport operators, foresters, H&S Managers and equipment and technology suppliers into the log transport and harvesting industries will be enjoying the opportunity to learn, to network …

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ForestTECH News Issue 44

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. We have a bunch of new stories this month. The first story can be seen as both a positive and a negative. NZTech has been a leader in promoting and developing the New Zealand technology sector. Through the Digital Skills Forum, they highlight that, while there has been a massive growth in digital business …

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ForestTECH News Issue 43

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. As the first issue of the year goes out, we’re reminded that COVID-19 still has a big part to play in 2021. At the time of publication, Perth has just entered a 5-day lockdown, as mutated strains of the virus create headaches for the teams attempting to stop the spread. New Zealand has just …

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ForestTECH News Issue 42

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. Thank you to everyone involved in last month’s ForestTECH 2020 that ran a couple of weeks ago. In a first for ForestTECH, a new hybrid format enabled us to host over 150 at the physical event in Rotorua and another 150 plus from 20 different countries virtually online. This global event highlighted new technologies …

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ForestTECH News Issue 41

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. In just two weeks we will be running this year’s ForestTECH 2020! This is shaping up to be one of the largest ever ForestTECH events with over 300 set to attend. There has been huge interest in both the in-person event in Rotorua (New Zealand) and the online live streaming event. With expert speakers from every …

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ForestTECH News Issue 40

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. As detailed, plans for the ForestTECH 2020 event running in Rotorua, New Zealand on 18-19 November 2020 are well on track. As anticipated, conferences can now be held in New Zealand. With this in mind, the physical conference and exhibitions will run as scheduled. This year, because of country border restrictions, for the first …

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ForestTECH News Issue 39

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. A lot can change in a month. At the time of our last issue, New Zealand celebrated being 100 days COVID-19 free and, on the other side of the Tasman, Melbourne reported their highest ever daily total in their second wave. While New Zealand seems to have contained the worst of their second wave …

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ForestTECH News Issue 38

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. For the ForestTECH community, the great news is that ForestTECH 2020 is still on. Despite closed borders, social distancing requirements and uncertainties around Australian travel and meetings right now, the planned November event is being run. Some changes though to the usual format through COVID-19 have been set up for this years’ presenters, delegates …

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ForestTECH News Issue 37

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. A lot can change in a month. While the reopening of New Zealand and most of Australia has been successful, COVID-19 is still a real threat. Victoria is currently facing a second wave that has resulted in a number of Melbourne suburbs in lockdown and the temporary closing of the Victoria/NSW border. It’s not …

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ForestTECH News Issue 36

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. It’s welcome relief that both New Zealand and Australian COVID-19 lockdowns are easing and businesses, that weren’t already operating, are now opening up again. This will be a slow recovery though, with domestic and international trade still uncertain at this stage. Here at FIEA, we have been busy planning for ForestTECH 2020 planned for early-mid …

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ForestTECH News Issue 35

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. The last couple of months has changed the face of the planet. COVID-19 has highlighted just how exposed we are to viral pandemics and how interconnected the global economy is. There are some positive signs though. Both the New Zealand and Australian Governments have responded to the crisis perhaps better than other countries. We’re …

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ForestTECH News Issue 34

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. So, what a difference a month makes. When the last monthly issue came out there were rumblings about our country’s borders potentially being closed. Incoming passengers were increasingly being tested for COVID-19. There were also, of course, the very real issues in getting our logs into China’s congested ports so harvesting crews and those …

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ForestTECH News Issue 33

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. There is no doubt, drones have come a long way over the last 5 years and this month we’ve profiled a number of new stories relating to forestry. Canada’s FPInnovations is using drones to assess post-harvest residues and quantify the potential for secondary markets and bioenergy. A Canberra company, Tactical Research, is developing drone …

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ForestTECH News Issue 32

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. This is the first issue for 2020. Remember – this is your newsletter so please send us through any links, research findings, trial results, information on new equipment or technology, leads… and we’ll do our best using this platform to get the details out to your colleagues around the region. At ForestTECH 2019, US-based DroneSeed …

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ForestTECH News Issue 31

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. This will be the final issue for 2019. This year we have produced 11 monthly issues and grew the newsletter to over 6,500 direct subscribers and more than 16,000 regular readers. As a reader, we appreciate your support and aim to continue to bring you the latest stories on resource management, data collection and forest …

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ForestTECH News Issue 30

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. Those receiving monthly issues of foresttech.news are principally resource managers, remote sensing, GIS and mapping specialists, inventory foresters and technology suppliers involved in the collection and processing of forest resource data. Most have been involved and have supported the annual ForestTECH series that has been run in New Zealand and Australia since 2008. Since …

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ForestTECH News Issue 29

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. We open this issue with a new approach to fighting forest fires. A joint Canadian initiative will see the development and launch of a new satellite designed to monitor all wildfires across the country. A couple of issues ago we highlighted DroneSeed, an innovative company that is using swarms of automated UAVs to plant trees …

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ForestTECH News Issue 28

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.news. We open this issue with a new report highlighting that New Zealand and Australian employees are more open to advanced workplace technologies than other major countries. It seems the Kiwis came out on top on a number of the stats. However, overall, 88%, from both countries had a positive view on the impact …

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ForestTECH News Issue 27 Summary

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.news. It has been a busy month and we have a wealth of stories in this issue. First up, is the release of the full programme for November’s ForestTECH 2019 technology series. With over 250 attending each year, the 2019 event is shaping up as a who’s who of local and international forest data …

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ForestTECH News Issue 26 Summary

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.news. The highly anticipated programme for November’s ForestTECH 2019 series will be released later this month. Event registrations will also open shortly, with big early-bird discounts available. We have an international cast of experts at both the New Zealand and Australian events and a wealth of new technologies and case studies will be on display. Several ‘hands-on’ …

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ForestTECH News Issue 25 Summary

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.news. As mentioned last month, we have started working on the programmes for this November’s ForestTECH 2019 series. Programmes for both Australia and New Zealand are now close to being finalised, so if you are interested in participating, please contact Brent Apthorp on brent.apthorp@fiea.org.nz as soon as possible. We’ll bring you news in next …

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ForestTECH News Issue 24 Summary

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.news. ForestTECH 2019, Australasia’s premier forestry technology series, will be running again for forest resource managers, planners, inventory foresters and GIS and mapping specialists. At this stage, we’re now calling for early expressions of interest to present at this year’s November event. If interested, please contact the Programme Manager, brent.apthorp@fiea.org.nz BEFORE Friday 24 May. …

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ForestTECH News Issue 23 Summary

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Welcome to this latest issue of www.foresttech.news. Thanks for the feedback on the new video section of our website. Videos drawn from recent presentations at ForestTECH events (with speaker approval) and clips from more recent articles and reports will be added to what’s there during the year. Your contributions, of course, are welcomed. Building on the theme of last year’s …

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ForestTECH News Issue 22 Summary

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Welcome to this latest issue of www.foresttech.news. We brought forward the second issue for the year as we’ve been inundated with forest resource management, remote sensing and inventory management stories. Thanks to all of you who have contributed over the last few weeks. In addition to a range of new postings, on the newsletter and website this month, you’ll notice …

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ForestTECH News Issue 21 Summary

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Welcome to this year’s first issue of this region’s forest inventory and remote sensing newsletter, www.foresttech.news.  Other than those unfortunately having to work on fire duty (and many of you still actively involved in both Australia and New Zealand) over the Christmas period, we trust the break over the summer period has been a good one. We’ve built in a number …

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ForestTECH News Issue 20 Summary

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Welcome to this month’s issue of foresttech.news The ForestTECH 2018 event has just been completed. Many of you were involved as delegates. Feedback from this year’s series has again been excellent. Thanks. If you were there or just interested, images taken over the two weeks can be viewed on the event website by clicking here. Details relating to how delegates (this year …

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ForestTECH News Issue 19 Summary

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Welcome to this month’s issue of foresttech.news The annual ForestTECH 2018 series is now in full swing. Last week in Rotorua we had a large contingent of resource managers and inventory foresters from throughout New Zealand involved in the two-day conference and four pre-conference workshops that ran for delegates. This week, we have an excellent turnout of Australian and SE …

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ForestTECH News Issue 18 Summary

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Welcome to this month’s issue of ForestTECH News. One month to go before this year’s annual ForestTECH event runs. We start in Rotorua, New Zealand on 14-15 November and then run the second leg of the tech series in Melbourne, Australia on 20-21 November. As anticipated, registrations are really flowing in. Pre-conference workshops are getting close to full with two …

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ForestTECH News Issue 17 Summary

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Welcome to this month’s issue of ForestTECH News. Registrations to our annual November tech update, ForestTECH 2018 are now flowing in and places to the workshops, already filling up. Event brochures with details on the programme and registration information for both Australia and New Zealand were posted out this week (yes, we still use hard copies as well as digital). …

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ForestTECH News Issue 16 Summary

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Welcome to the 16th monthly issue of ForestTECH News. We mentioned in last month’s issue that we’d been working alongside many of you to pull together this year’s annual technology event, ForestTECH 2018. This years’ series runs in Rotorua, New Zealand on 14-15 November 2018 and then again in Melbourne, Australia on 20-21 November 2018. We’re pretty excited with the …

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ForestTECH News Issue 15 Summary

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Welcome to the 15th monthly issue of ForestTECH News Every month, numbers of forest resource managers, remote sensing and mapping and GIS specialists, inventory foresters, researchers and key product and service suppliers to this part of the industry continue to grow. Thanks for your support and your ongoing contributions. First up, many of you have been involved with us in designing …

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ForestTECH News Issue 13 Summary

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Welcome to this month’s issue of ForestTECH News. This month we’ve included a couple of stories to get you thinking. Firstly, VR. At last year’s ForestTECH event, local forestry companies for the first time got a chance to look through a VR headset. The research and presentation was able to highlight the potential use of Virtual Reality for future forest …

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ForestTECH News Issue 12 Summary

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Welcome to the next issue of ForestTECH.events News. This regular update continues to generate keen interest and contributions from the industry across Australasia. Welcome also to our North and South American readers who attended the first ForestTECHx event that we ran in Vancouver a month ago. Readership continues to climb and we’ve already got well over 1000 forest resource managers, …

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Welcome to 2018 – ForestTECH Issue 11

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The ForestTECH annual update on remote sensing and forest inventory technologies is already well established in Australasia. It’s been going since 2007. It continues to be the one event at the end of each calendar year where local foresters involved in resource management get together. Last week we extended the series into Canada for the first time (www.foresttechx.events). As part …

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Welcome to 2018 – ForestTECH Issue 10

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Welcome to the first issue of the ForestTECH newsletter for this year. Good to be back at work? Amazingly, already a month of the year has flown by. To start the year, we’ve added a number of remote sensing stories to this issue – all of which were touched on as part of the ForestTECH 2017 series that ran at …

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ForestTECH: a new communication tool for local foresters

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ForestTECH 2016 delegates in Rotorua and Melbourne late last year provided input to this new venture. Together with industry, the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) plans to communicate much more regularly with local foresters and key suppliers to those involved in forest resource management. As well as annual technology gatherings, the ForestTECH website will now be used to provide the …