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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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Enviro group accuses VicForest of illegal logging

An environment group has accused VicForests of illegally logging rainforest in East Gippsland. Source: ABC News The Goongerah Environment Centre alleged the state-owned timber company had logged about one hectare of rainforest on the Errindura Plateau. The group’s spokesman, Ed
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Eucalypts are the future for Tiwi

As the traditional owners of the Tiwi Islands gear up for their first woodchip harvest of Acacia mangium trees, there are nearby trials showing what the future of Tiwi forestry will look like. Source: ABC Rural A variety of eucalyptus trees are showing significant growing advantages t
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Bruny Island logging scare is for the birds

A Tasmanian wildlife tour operator says she fears her business will be destroyed if a planned logging operation goes ahead next to her Bruny Island property. Source: ABC News Forestry Tasmania is preparing to log a coupe next door to the conservation area, which is home to threatened
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