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Ex Forestry Corp GM takes up role as chair of Eastland Wood Council

Forestry manager Ian Brown who has 40 years’ experience in the industry, has been appointed the new chair of the Eastland Wood Council. His appointment was ratified by the EWC members earlier this month after the council’s annual meeting. Source: Gisborne Herald He replaces outg
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WA moves to amend Forest Products Act to allow for carbon trading

Western Australia’s Forest Products Commission will be allowed to trade in carbon assets if a Bill to amend the Forest Products Act 2000 is passed. Source: Timberbiz Under the existing Forest Products Act, the FPC’s functions are restricted to dealing with “forest products
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Noble cargo leaves Tasmania

The log carrier the Noble Island has left Tasmania with over 50,000JASm3 of  eucalypt signaling continued confidence in the State’s forestry industry. Source: Timberbiz The Ultramax vessel made calls to Tasmania’s Burnie and Hobart ports in earlier this month. Its arrival was the culm
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Opinion: Vic Jurskis – Koalas are feasting in our new growth forests

There was nothing new or unexpected about the recently announced NSW Natural Resources Commission research on timber harvesting and koalas. What shocked me was the response from Timber NSW. Timber NSW said: “The industry rarely agrees with the NRC and its reports but on this occasion,
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Friday analysis: Timber answers are not blowing in the wind

At a time when it is obvious that what we need now, and will need into the future, is more timber than we have, taking land from timber production would seem a bit odd. It has been reported extensively that Australia faces a timber deficit of 250,000 house frames in 15 years’ time and
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George the Farmer comes to town

Thousands of primary school students from classrooms across Australia will be learning that “wood is good for the world” alongside George the Farmer tomorrow as part of the latest session in an online classroom series. Source: Timberbiz The beloved children’s character from ABC TV fam
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Waste timber to hydrogen in Victoria with US deal

The developer of the largest clean hydrogen hub in Australia’s south-east has struck a $30 million deal with United States-based manufacturer Babcock and Wilcox to deliver a biomass-to-hydrogen project at the site. Source: The Sydney Morning Herald As governments and industry step up
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KPMG report shows NZ well ahead of Australia for climate change and forestry

The New Zealand agriculture, land use and forestry sector has been ranked number one out of 25 nations for the way it is getting to grips with climate change issues. Source: Timberbiz For its just-published Net Zero Readiness Index (NZRI), global consultancy KPMG examined 103 indicato
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Stacey Gardiner joins HVP Plantations

HVP Plantations has appointed Stacey Gardiner as its External Relations and Communications Manager to head up ongoing and future industry and government engagement. Source: Timberbiz With more than 20 years’ experience across government and professional associations with a particular
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Quintis gains grant to upgrade machinery

Western Australia’s Quintis Sandalwood has received a $500,000 grant to upgrade its production line and install sophisticated machinery in the processing centre at Kununurra and the distillery at Albany – expected to create around 20 new permanent full-time jobs. Source: Timberb
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