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Reborn Timber recycling for east coast

Reborn Timber, an independant recycling business sources, recycles and supplies high quality recycled timber flooring, beams and posts to the east coast. Source: Timberbiz Species range from New Zealand Kauri and Remu Pines, Ironwood, Spotted Gum, Red Iron Bark, Huon Pine, King Billy
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NZ councils against new forestry rules

The Marlborough District Council is to make a firm stand against the Government’s one-size-fits-all approach to planned new forestry rules. Source: Radio New Zealand The Government said it wanted to remove the huge variations in forest management currently caused by different co
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Timberlink purchases NZ sawmill

A Blenheim sawmill employing 85 people has been sold to Australian timber company Timberlink. Source: Stuff.co.nz Timberlink Australia says it plans to retain all staff at Flight Timber’s sawmill and invest heavily in the region. Timberlink Australia/New Zealand chief executive
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New Forest purchases NZ plantations

New Forests announced that it has reached agreement to purchase approximately 4200 hectares of freehold land and softwood plantations from the Flight Group. Source: Scoop NZ The plantations consist of radiata pine and are located in the Marlborough region of New Zealand’s South Island
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Lonza acquires Zelam

Lonza, the Swiss supplier of pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients has acquired New Zealand based Zelam a developer and manufacturer of crop protection and wood protection products. Sources: Business Standard, The company specializes in fungicides, insecticides, herbicides
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Forico’s $10m investment in Tasmania in operation

A woodchip mill in northwest Tasmania formerly owned by bankrupt timber company Gunns, that had been lying dormant for five years, has swung into action. Source: ABC Rural The new owner, Forico, spent close to $10 million on refurbishing the mill, which now has the capacity to produce
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Possible fire sale for SA forests

Councils and communities have major concerns of widespread job losses and impacts to economic growth in mid-north South Australia, as the future of the forests region is considered. Source: ABC Rural The State Government has released an expression of interest for the potential long-te
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New guides for thermal timber design

The role of thermal mass in residential design is apparently simple, yet in practice it is frequently poorly understood and applied, especially in timber design and construction. Source: Timberbiz For example, while it is often said that thermal mass is good, it is seldom recognised t
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NZIF conference to discuss NZ working paper

The move to put the forest sector in a better place is the Forest Policy Project (FPP) to be discussed and debated at the New Zealand Institute of Forestry conference (NZIF) on 10 August in Wellington. Source: Timberbiz According to the NZIF plantation areas are reducing and new plant
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Hyne Timber wins North Coast Queensland Training Awards

After being officially inducted into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame, Hyne Timber claimed its second win within a 48-hour period when it was announced the winner of the North Coast Queensland Training Awards – Large Employer of the Year Category. Source: Timberbiz Hyne Ti
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