NEW ZEALAND MINISTER TO ATTEND AUSTIMBER
New Zealand Forestry Minister, Jim Sutton is to attend AusTimber which is being held in Albury from March 29th to April 3rd.
New Zealand is the guest nation at AusTimber, and will have about 25% of the main pavilion for the New Zealand stand.
AusTimber managing director Ron Limb said that he was delighted that Mr Sutton would be attending AusTimber.
"The Minister's visit highlights the close relationship between the New Zealand and Australian forest industries, and also acknowledges the very large commitment made by New Zealand companies and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise to their special display area at AusTimber." Mr Sutton said that forestry is a key sector in New Zealand's economy, with exports of $3.6 billion for the year ending 31 March 2003. Of that, 26 per cent of forest product exports went to Australia. Mr Sutton said he looked forward to attending AusTimber. "I particularly look forward to discussing how we in New Zealand, and Australia might seek to develop a closer relationship between our industries with a view to building on what is already a close and fruitful relationship."
Group tours from overseas are also being organised through AgTour Australia and there has been an outstanding response to the opportunity to visit Australia and get a close up look at the industry here.
Colin Beckett from AgTour said there was a great deal of interest from New Zealand and South Africa and special group travel packages have been developed.
There will also be people attending from both North and South America and interest has also been shown from Germany, Denmark and Slovakia.
If you would like further information on the tours available please check the weblink below:
Pre AusTimber tours at:
AUSTIMBER 2004 WOODCHOP PROGRAMME
ALEXANDER PARK ALBURY NSW AUSTRALIA - APRIL 1-3 2004
|1||325mm Standing Block World Title||6,000||2,200||1,350||750||500||400||350||300||150||50|
|2||400mm Underhand Australian Champ||3,100||1,500||750||400||200||100||75||50||25||30|
|3||5 Man Medley: S/B-U/H-Tree||2,000||800||600||300||150||100||50||15each|
|4||Single Handed Sawing Championship||1,000||600||250||100||50||25||20|
|5||Double Handed Sawing Championship||1,000||600||250||100||50||25||10each|
|6||Jack & Jill Sawing Championship||1,000||600||250||100||50||25||10each|
|7||300mm Tree Felling Championship||1,000||600||250||100||50||25||20|
|8||300mm Standing Block Hard Hitting||875||500||200||100||50||25||20|
|9||250mm Standing Block Handicap||775||400||200||100||50||25||15|
|10||300mm Standing Clock Handicap||775||400||200||100||50||25||15|
|11||275mm Underhand Handicap||775||400||200||100||50||25||15|
|12||300mm Underhand Handicap||775||400||200||100||50||25||15|
|13||325mm Standing Block Handicap||775||400||200||100||50||25||15|
|14||325mm Underhand Handicap||775||400||200||100||50||25||15|
|15||275mm Tree Felling Handicap||775||400||200||100||50||25||15|
|16||Single Handed Sawing Handicap||775||400||200||100||50||25||10|
|17||Double Handed Sawing Handicap||775||400||200||100||50||25||5each|
|18||250mm Front Marker Standing Block Hcp||625||300||150||100||50||25||12|
|19||275mm Front Marker Underhand Hcp||625||300||150||100||50||25||12|
|20||250mm Boys Underhand Handicap||200||
Medallion for Place Getters, Money Divided Evenly