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Milking Fonterra for forestry model

The Fonterra milk co-operative model that’s created billions of dollars for farmers is being proposed for Māori owned forestry. Source: Radio New Zealand The Mayor of the Far North District Council, John Carter, said the proposed model has huge potential and he is pushing his co
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May be Bell Bay mill

Timberland investment manager New Forests, which controls the plantation feedstock for any potential pulp mill, said that it would remain focused on export markets despite the chance a mill at Bell Bay pulp could be resurrected. Sources: News.com.au, The Mercury Receiver for Gunns Ltd
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Leadbeater to close forestry in central highlands

Logging should end in Victorian central highlands forests to save the Leadbeater’s possum according to the federal government’s key scientific advisers on threatened species. Sources: The Sydney Morning Herald, ABC News The call came as the federal Environment Minister Gre
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Manuka Island Forest wins with good conservation

A Wairau Valley forestry block balancing good business with good conservation was one of the winners at the Marlborough Environment Awards. Sources: Stuff NZ, The Marlborough Express When the Manuka Island Trust bought a block of Marlborough farmland for forestry in 1992, they faced o
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Commercial building case studies in timber

Forests & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) has a report and webinar available on the cost comparisons of commercial building construction in wood verses more traditional products. Source: Timberbiz To demonstrate the opportunities the research project developed a set of realistic co
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Colbeck promotes Aust forests to Japan and China

Senator Colbeck is highlighting the benefits of the Australian forest industry during trading trip to Japan and China this week. Source: Timberbiz Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, and Australian forest industry representatives are visit
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AFS appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Simon Dorries has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Australian Forestry Standard Ltd. The appointment has been made following a comprehensive recruitment process conducted by the Australian Forestry Standard Ltd Board after the tragic passing of previous National Secretary,
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Bionic woodburner not on in Nelson

  Nelson City Council is not serving its residents well and frustration over woodburner regulations are more than justified, according to the director of a hightech energy company. Source: Stuff.co.nz Envirosolve director Rene Haeberli has just been given resource consent for a D
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Ricky Muir goes back to the sawmill

  His workplace is now the Australian Senate, but it was back to a sawmill in Victoria’s east on Monday for Ricky Muir. Source: Yahoo The Motoring Enthusiast Party senator reflected on the job he held before starting in the Senate last year. “I think I spent, from mem
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Major hardware chains take over from independents

Independent home improvement retailers are going out of business at a rapid rate as Bunnings defends its market-leading position and Woolworths tries to stem losses at Masters. Source: The Sydney Morning Herald Almost six years after Woolworths’ entry into the $45 billion home i
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