HarvestTECH News | Issue 44

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Welcome to the latest issue of HarvestTECH.News.

Residues2Revenues 2023 ran last week and saw over 250 attendees discuss the significant bioenergy and bioproduct market opportunities that are available to forest owners and wood processing companies. New wood residues extraction, wood handling, processing and transport technologies were detailed to the wider industry along with details on the successful operation of regional bioenergy hubs.

In other news this month, there continues to be uncertainty around timber supply in Victoria and Tasmania due to the Victorian government’s shock decision to halt native logging. In New Zealand, transport companies are urged to double-check their RUCs as Waka Kotahi will be auditing.

On a more positive note, Plantma Forestry is testing its new mechanised planter in New Zealand this year and will be providing early results at ForestTECH 2023. There’s hope that satellite broadband for rural NZ could be happening sooner than expected. 

On skills and training, we feature the launch of Discover Forestry NZ, a programme designed to promote forestry to schools, insights into Competenz Te Pukenga’s apprenticeship system and recent NZ graduates.

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So, sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and join us as we delve into the latest news and developments in forestry.

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