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ANZ Cambodian partner accused of illegal logging

The ANZ has distanced itself from reports its local partner in a Cambodia joint-venture bank has been accused of illegal logging. Source: ABC News Twelve years ago, the ANZ teamed up with Cambodian conglomerate the Royal Group to form ANZ Royal. Their 45% partner in the bank is one of
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Big South Island NZ forest for sale

A big forest with 1902ha of established trees and a freehold land area of 2411ha, is for sale in Marlborough 79kms southwest of Blenheim, along with significant forestry infrastructure. Source: The New Zealand Herald “This is a rare chance for an astute purchaser to secure a well-mana
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Election commitments for foresters delivered

  The 2017-18 Federal Budget has delivered on all commitments to Australia’s agricultural industries made by the Turnbull Government at the 2016 election. Source: Timberbiz Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston, said the Budget handed down this week
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Cover It adopts FOLS

Cover It Pty Ltd is the first harvesting contracting business in northern NSW that will move all operators over to the FOLS Skills Verification Program. FOLS is a national industry-led program, managed by ForestWorks. Source: Timberbiz Cover It Pty Ltd is one of 18 NSW harvesting comp
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WPMA open letter regarding timber standards

The Wood Processors and Manufacturers’ Association (WPMA) is anxious to assure the New Zealand public that timber retains its excellent reputation as a construction material. Source: Timberbiz In an open letter to Timberbiz, Mr Brian Stanley, chair of WPMA, said that it was the most a
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Prefab housing manufacturer wins Hall of Fame award

Prefabricated construction trendsetters Impresa House, operating in Melbourne for only seven months, has already taken out a prestigious manufacturing award, and chief executive Sean Morley will be at Frame Australia to explain how it was achieved. Source: Timberbiz The Australian com
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Planned burning guide for landholders and farmers

Tasmania’s State Fire Management Council has developed a guide for farmers wishing to conduct planned burns on their properties. Source: Timberbiz Planned Burning for Landholders and Farmers was launched at Agfest and aims to provide private landholders with the useful informati
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Timber puts money back in the bank

In a construction market where budgets are forever under pressure, the use of timber materials in combination with offsite construction approaches can be a genuine silver bullet for astute builders. Source: Timberbiz Richard Smith, Associate Director of MBMpl Pty Ltd says where timber
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AFPA gala dinner at the Great Hall

One of the “big” events on the social and networking calendar is the AFPA Great Hall Gala Dinner in Canberra. Source: Timberbiz The third biennial dinner, hosted by Australian Forest Products Association, will be held on 12 September (6-10pm). It’s a gala celebration
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