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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’ …