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Timber families frustrated by Clayton’s decision on Bell Bay Pulp Mill

The approval in principle by the Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett of the Environmental Impact Management Plan (EIMP) for the Bell Bay pulp mill should have been great news, but new Commonwealth demands for even more modeling brings great frustration for timber dependent fami
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Snap and zap offer … and it’s absolutely free!

When you have a party, a meeting, special occasion or just a social gathering there’s always someone with a camera, so, snap off the best shots you can and send them to us ([email protected]).
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Residues to Revenues in NZ and Australia

HERE’S SOMETHING to put in your diary for 2009 -- Residues to Revenues. But, what is it all about, and when is it being held? First, the dates … Rotorua (NZ) 10-11 June and then Melbourne 15-16 June.
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Wood Preservation 2009 profiling new opportunities

WOOD PRESERVATION 2009 provides a unique three-yearly update on new wood treatment technologies, research, changing standards and key developments from Australasia, North America, Europe and South Africa. This year it will run in Brisbane on 21-22 April after a similar program has b
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Territory timber trade takes off

THE Northern Territory's timber industry is likely to undergo a rapid expansion following the buyout of four cattle stations. Up to 40% of the newly-acquired stations will be planted with African mahoganies and the rest of the land kept for cattle.
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Forests NSW concerned about motorcycle and motor vehicle driver safety

With the commencement of the New Year, Forests NSW is again appealing to motorcycle and motor vehicle drivers to drive sensibly in State forests. Forests NSW regional manager Gavin Jeffries said drivers should be aware that timber harvesting as well as recreation took place in State
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Companies exploiting consumer naivety on forest management certification

A3P, Australia’s peak national body representing the plantation products and paper industry, is concerned by the efforts of some companies to deliberately exploit the limited understanding of forest management certification among consumers and the public generally.
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Forest biosecurity experts gather in New Zealand

Forest biosecurity experts from around the world will be converging in Rotorua, New Zealand from 16 to 20 March to attend a conference focused on protecting forests from invasive insects, diseases and weeds. As the first international conference on this topic ever to be held, it is be
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Red gum decision fells local communities

The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) has expressed its disappointment at the State Government’s decision to effectively end timber harvesting in the River Redgum region along the Murray River.
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2009 Gottstein Fellowships and Skill Advancement Award

Peter Gunnersen, Chairman of the J. W. Gottstein Memorial Trust Fund, has announced the award of five Gottstein Fellowships and one Skill Advancement Award for 2009, and World Forest Institute Fellowships for 2009 and 2010.
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