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Vale Bob Humphreys

It is with a heavy heart that I write this blog entry, as this week the industry has lost a giant with the passing of Bob Humphreys. Bob was not only a stalwart of the industry, he was a dear friend and confidant. A pioneer and leader for the industry in East Gippsland, Read more…

By Natalie Kimber, ago
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Training the next generation

Earlier this week I was lucky enough to present at the Australian Timber Trainers Association Workshop in Creswick. In my discussion with those at the workshop I highlighted one particular point: how will we attract the next generation into the forest and wood products industry? We face a future of emerging complexity Read more…

By Natalie Kimber, ago
Media Releases

Local manufacturer releases new range of Victorian Ash furniture

A local Melbourne manufacturer has launched their new range of hardwood timber furniture, made from locally sourced Victorian Ash. Pre-School Equipment, a family owned business, is a specialist supplier of furniture and equipment to the early learning sector. [imic_button colour=”btn-success” type=”enabled” link=”../wp-content/uploads/2015/07/150721-PSE-VicAsh-Launch-FINAL.pdf” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=”btn-sm”]Download PDF[/imic_button]

By Natalie Kimber, ago
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Meeting the market demand

Recently VAFI hosted an industry tour for Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins, Member for Western Metropolitan and Upper House Cross-bencher. The objective of the day was to showcase the forest and wood products industry in Victoria, and meet members of the communities that rely on forestry. With the help of VicForests and Powelltown Read more…

By Natalie Kimber, ago
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Taking care of ourselves

Sometimes things in life happen that put everything into perspective. Recent events have given me reason to reflect, and I would like to take this opportunity to compliment all in our industry on the good work that we are doing, and to remind us all how important it is to make sure we are Read more…

By Natalie Kimber, ago
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Vale Joan Kirner AC

Just before the last edition of The News Mill newsletter, former Victorian Premier Joan Kirner AC passed away. I would like to take the opportunity to pass on condolences to her family, friends and loved ones, and to reflect on her contribution to Victoria, and our industry. For many, she will be Read more…

By Natalie Kimber, ago

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