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Latest timber industry news, updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

New home sales stabilise after HomeBuilder

Sales of new detached homes appear to have stabilised following the end of HomeBuilder at elevated levels. The HIA New Home Sales report – a monthly survey of the largest volume home builders in the five largest states – is a leading indicator of future detached home construction. Sou
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Tas Greens tell parliament forestry and tourism can’t co-exist

The Tasmanian Liberal Government has dismissed claims that forestry and tourism cannot co-exist in the State. “It is a matter of fact that a number of our iconic tourism ventures are located on or adjacent to forestry land, and have been for a number of years,” Resources Minister Guy
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Two new truck tyres from Nokian

Nokian Heavy Tyres has released two new truck tyres the E-Truck is designed for reliable, economical kilometres on medium and regional roads and Nokian R-Truck, is for demanding on and off-road use. Source: Timberbiz In places where the cities and towns are close to one another, there
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Global shipment takes 23% longer now

In Q3 2021, the average global shipment took 12 more days, or 23% longer, than the same period last year, reported supply chain management platform E2open. Overall, lead times have steadily increased across all lanes during the last 12 months, requiring shippers to budget more time fo
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Lumber prices rising as supply tightens and US doubles tariffs on Canada

Lumber prices are on the rise again as supply tightens, residential construction projects pick up, and the US prepares to double a tariff on Canadian softwood. Source: The Real Deal That means home prices will stay higher, Bloomberg reported, noting that lumber futures this week are a
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NZ program making headway with new forestry workers

More young New Zealanders are making forestry and wood-processing their future with seven more talented applicants joining the Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarship program. Source: Timberbiz “It is fantastic to keep seeing young people embarking on their forestry career. The 
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Quality applications for Responsible Wood Community Grants

Responsible Wood has been overwhelmed by the response of community, with applications received by community groups connected to Responsible Wood-certified forests across Australia for its Responsible Wood Community Grants program. Source: Timberbiz This is the program’s second year, f
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Tas Tree Alliance marketing campaign a finalist in marketing awards

Tasmania’s Tree Alliance marketing campaign, launched in October 2020, has been named a finalist in two categories of the Australian Institute of Marketing Awards for Marketing Excellence. Source: Timberbiz The categories include: Creativity in Brand, Product or Service Marketing; and
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Ernslaw One sells Whangaoua and Ruatoria forests

Ernslaw One has sold the Whangapoua and Ruatoria forests with a combined area of 15,100 productive hectares to Summit Forests New Zealand Limited. Source: Timberbiz Yong Tiong, Executive Director of the Oregon Group, the parent company of Ernslaw One, said this was a significant step
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