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In UK 84% favour biomass says new survey

In the UK 84% of people support the use of waste and 77% the use of biomass for energy production, according to new survey results published by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). Source: Bioenergy News Other key findings from the survey include 88% of 18-24 years olds believing
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Triennial global General Assembly of the FSC

A broad range of vital topics that will have a profound impact on the future of responsible forestry was discussed by delegates attending the second day of the triennial global General Assembly of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the world’s leading forest certification org
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Two weeks to Timber awards announcement

Less than two weeks to go before the 2017 Australian Timber Design Award winners are announced in Melbourne. Source: Timberbiz For the first time Dangerous Designs will be joining the celebrations that will beled by celebrity MC Tracey Spicer. Tickets are available at $170 pp for entr
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Forestry Corp NSW fined for rocky road

In a judgment handed down on recently the NSW Land and Environment Court ordered Forestry Corporation of NSW to pay an $8000 fine and that it cover the EPA’s legal costs believed to be about $65,000. Source: Canberra Times Principal among a series of breaches was the potential f
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South Canterbury industry ripe for investment

The South Canterbury forestry industry is ripe for investment, while plantation owners who are keen to expand face various challenges, an industry expert says. Source: Stuff NZ Competing against dairying and pastoral crops for viable land, as well as overseas investment requirements,
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The history of Gympie timber

Gympie’s timber history began in earnest soon after gold was discovered in 1867 by James Nash, and the industry has been at the heart of Gympie ever since. Source: Gympie Times Following alluvial fossicking, and when mining began, timber became vital for the safe construction of mine
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NZ government alerted to Kauri sell off

Government officials have checked out a company which seems to offer bulk swamp kauri on a Chinese e-commerce site but say no laws have been broken. Source: New Zealand Herald The rupturing of a vital fuel pipeline near Ruakaka last month – possibly after it was damaged by a dig
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New Zealanders put stop on replanting trees

Some New Zealand forest owners are suspending replanting of trees and re-thinking investments as the country’s third-largest export earner finds itself in the sights of maverick politician Winston Peters’ protectionist agenda. Sources: Today Online, Reuters The election ki
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AFPA supports Government’s tough attitude to illegal logging

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed the Turnbull Government’s announcement that while it is staying tough on illegal logging, it continues to streamline and reform Australia’s illegal logging regulations for more effective compliance and fair trade. Source:
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