Forestry Awards programme impacted by Covid

Friday 10 Sep 2021

We recently covered the rejigging of two Wood Council Forestry Awards programmes in New Zealand, the Canterbury West Coast and Northland regions. Both at this stage are planned for later in the year. Another annual awards evening casualty has been the Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards night that was scheduled to run on 29 October. It’s now been transferred to early next year.

GTTIA chairman Adrian Flowers in a statement said the past 18 months had seen significant challenges due to the covid-19 health crisis. He said with circumstances continuing to remain uncertain and with the health and safety of attendees in mind, the GTTIA committee had made the decision to postpone the awards evening.

Initially planned for 29 October the event will be rescheduled to early 2022 to allow the current situation to stabilise. Mr Flowers said that the committee recognised that sponsors, attendees, and nominees from Victoria had been significantly impacted by current government-imposed restrictions.

“To continue forward and hold the event in their absence would undermine the event’s primary purpose to unite industry players and celebrate the outstanding achievements of award nominees and winners,” he said. “The committee is looking forward to announcing a revised event date and continuing with plans to hold an extremely successful evening celebrating award winners and showcasing the industry’s innovative, sustainable, and environmentally friendly practices within the region.

Source: GTTIA

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