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Nippon Paper employees donate to rebuild in Eden

Nippon Paper employees, who still have strong ties to the Allied Natural Wood Exports (ANWE) wood chip mill in Eden, have shown their support by donating money following the recent devastating bushfires. Source: Timberbiz Before it changed hands in 2015, Japanese company Nippon Paper
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New Department of Regional NSW to drive stimulus and recovery

Regional New South Wales will have its own dedicated government department aimed at co-ordinating the state government’s response on all regional issues. The Department of Regional NSW will co-ordinate support for NSW communities, businesses and farmers who have endured drought, bushf
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Duniam says RFA extensions provide certainty, others not so sure

The extension of the Regional Forest Agreements to June 2030 by the Australian and Victorian Governments provided certainty for the Victorian forestry industry, according to the Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Senator Jonathon Duniam. Source: Timberbiz Senator Duniam sai
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Ents Forestry to manage Peppermint Estate

Australia-based forestry investor New Forests has appointed Ents Forestry Pty Ltd to manage the plantation assets of Peppermint Estate Pty Ltd in Western Australian. Source: Timberbiz Peppermint Estate is owned by New Forests’ Australia New Zealand Forest Fund 3 (ANZFF3), an instituti
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Vale: Richard Neville-Smith

The Australian Forest Products Association has paid tribute to forest industries pioneer and leader Richard Neville-Smith. Mr Neville-Smith, the former Chief Executive of Neville Smith Forest Products passed away last week in Melbourne aged 82 after a long illness. His funeral was hel
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Opinion James Neville-Smith: less emotion and more pragmatism will solve climate change

Climate Change is real. However, if we are to have any chance of fixing it, we need to be pragmatic and less emotional. There are many layers to the carbon story, but I am only familiar with the most ignored renewable we have available to us – forests. We can make a material differenc
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Opinion John O’Donnell: A potential new approach for southern regional states

State Governments make decisions for regional areas of southern states, some good, some neutral and some poor.  Some decisions are made without adequate consultation with affected regional people and communities. Source: John O’Donnell We have the right of free expression in this coun
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Analysis: NSW does it right with a new department, Victoria still wracked by uncertainty

This week marked the official end to the most devastating bush fire season in New South Wales’ history. Nationally the fire season, which is still in force in Victoria and South Australia, was unprecedented in terms of conditions experienced, the loss of lives and property, and the th
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KIPT shares drop 53% following trading suspension

Shares in Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers dropped by 53% on Tuesday after its voluntary suspension of trading was lifted. Source: Timberbiz KIPT suspended trade in January while the company assessed the damage from the bushfires which burnt in excess of 90 per cent of its assets va
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Komatsu Forest, Logset, Ponsse suspend operations

Due to the closure of suppliers of critical components, Komatsu Forest will temporarily shut down its production of forest machinery at its factory in Umeå. On 26 March, the company agreed with IF Metall on short-term work from 13 April through 21 June for employees in production. Sou
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