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OFO to invest heavily in Kaituna sawmill

OneFortyOne will invest NZ$11 million dollars in its Kaituna sawmill in New Zealand over the next three years. General Manager of Kaituna Sawmill Tracy Goss said the investment consists of three major projects to increase the sawmill’s drying and treating capacity. Source: Timberbiz “
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Opinion: Viv Forbes – on fashionable green fantasies

Trying to bury carbon dioxide deep underground is another fashionable green fantasy. It consumes big dollars for taxpayer subsidies, but coal and gas producers will love it as it wastes energy and will increase demand for reliable energy. Artificial carbon capture is an unnecessary wa
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Friday analysis: KI Port refusal will sink SA State Planning Minister

The end days of the Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers saga involving the timber company building a deep-water harbour facility on the island played out in the South Australian Parliament this week. And it looks like it could cost the State’s Attorney General, who is also Planning Min
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Lendlease among leaders calling for reduction to embodied emissions

Representatives of Lendlease, Stora Enso, Google, WEB Limited Group, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the World Green Building Council have called on governments and industry to make urgent commitments to tackle climate change and achieve a net zero society. Sour
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Two SA regional projects to benefit from KI timber

More structural timber will make it to the housing market in South Australia through two regional projects receiving state government funding. Primary Industries Minister David Basham said Morgan Sawmill at Jamestown would get $283,000 towards the first stage of its plan to upscale. S
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FAO report on forest products welcome in Australia

Australia’s forest industries have welcomed the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ new report on forest products and the vital role they play in the global bioeconomy and climate change mitigation. Source: Timberbiz The report, Forest products in the global bioec
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New prescription for a pharmacy

Bucking the trend of how a traditional pharmacy should look and feel, Astrid Dispensary on Chapel Street Melbourne, Victoria pushes the envelope of the modern day pharmacy, inviting patients in with lush green walls and warm timber tones seen throughout the new space. Source: Timberbi
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ABARES position paper on forest reporting for the future

ABARES Australia’s State of the Forests Report – 2023 and beyond position paper identifies drivers for change in the mechanism of forest reporting through including increasing user expectations for access to current forest data, and access to information and analysis in digital, onlin
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Lecture series at Mount Gambier to explore opportunities in Green Triangle

The Green Triangle has the ability to “build the nation” and is setting on a new partnership with landowners to realise growing market opportunities. With national and global demand for wood products set to quadruple by 2050, the Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub (GTFIH) has commit
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FWP new board member to add construction to the mix

An experienced construction specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry for 38 years has been to the Forest & Wood Products Australia Board. Brisbane-based Yvonne Pengilly was elected at the FWPA’s online AGM and Stephen Dadd, Katie Fowden
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