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No cable logging under Labor

A planned trial of cable logging in native forests on the North Coast will not go ahead if Labor wins this months NSW state election. Source: ABC News The state opposition announced it would ban cable logging across the state if it takes Government. The proposal received significant o
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Northern forest educational hub

Northern forests in South Australia could be home for an educational hub to teach agriculture and environmental management. Source: Stock Journal That is one of the ideas under exploration by the Northern Forests Community Initiatives Group, which is gathering suggestions for the futu
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Protect the diesel fuel rebate

The mining, farming, tourism and forestry industries will deliver a pre-emptive strike to protect the diesel fuel rebate as the government moves into budget preparation mode. Source: The Australian After the industries narrowly avoided a cut to the program, known as the fuel tax credi
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Logging engineer a new Fellow

  Logging truck engineer, Lincoln Taylor was awarded a Fellowship of the Institution of Professional Engineers NZ for his leadership in and major contribution to making New Zealand logging trucks and trailers stronger and safer. Sources: Voxy NZ, Australian Transport News (ATN) H
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Plantations for sale

A range of medium-sized timber plantations will hit the market as institutional investors look to aggregate smaller allotments and gain a foothold in the strong softwood market. Source: The Australian CBRE head of timberland transactions David Smith said he expected properties valued
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Set price for NZ logs

New Zealand First Leader the Right Hon Winston Peters is calling for a log price to be set to end the regional devastation that has occurred with so many sawmill closures. “In the past decade nationwide more than 20 big sawmills, and many smaller ones, have closed with the loss of mor
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FICA to help fragile foresters

Just as the local failure of HarvestPro came to light the same thing appears to be happening in related markets on Canada’s west coast and around New Zealand. Sources: Timberbiz, Scoop NZ, Radio New Zealand Operating losses by contractors of over half a million dollars in six months h
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HarvestPro employees lose out

At least 60 Gisborne-East Coast New Zealand forestry workers have lost their jobs as harvesting contracting company HarvestPro is caught up in the financial difficulty of its parent company Kiwi Forestry International. Sources: Gisborne Herald, Last Thursday five Gisborne forestry cre
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ANZIF conference contents

The 8th ANZIF Conference “Beyond Tenure: Managing forests across the landscape will cover all aspects of modern Australasian forest management. Source: Timberbiz Professor Ross Garnaut will set the scene in a keynote address on population and development in a changing world. Australia
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Experience a Habitech home

This Saturday 21 March, Habitech will host an open day at its Hawthorn Solar Extension project. Source: Timberbiz This will enable visitors to experience the design and space that the company’s unique modular system can create. While the project is still under construction, with the w
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