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Putting a value on our tree-mendous natural resources 

Forestry, cotton and fisheries enterprises stand to reap the benefits of a $900,000 Coalition Government R&D investment that will improve competitiveness, increase access to international markets and allow better risk and cost management across the industries.  Source: Timberbiz D
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John Stokes heads SA AFPA

National body for forest, wood and paper products, the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), has announced the appointment of John Stokes as its new South Australian Manager. Source: Timberbiz Previously the CEO for Master Builders SA, Mr Stokes brings extensive experience in
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NZ Government ignores opportunities to avoid squandering $14billion

New Zealand’s Bioenergy Association says it’s disappointed the Government is not recognising that by investment in bioenergy and other renewable energy opportunities within New Zealand that it can avoid squandering $14billion to overseas countries to meet our climate change obli
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Australia’s forestry sector continues to break records

Australia’s forestry sector is continuing to enjoy some of the best conditions in its history, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). The report, Australian forest and wood products statistics: Septem
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Aussie forwarder champ takes on the world

The world championship of, the Forwarder World Cup will be held at Elmia with Australian Michael Scott representing the country. Source: Timberbiz Entrants from 11 countries are currently registered for the world championship, the Forwarder World Cup, including Aussie Michael Scott. F
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ANZ Cambodian partner accused of illegal logging

The ANZ has distanced itself from reports its local partner in a Cambodia joint-venture bank has been accused of illegal logging. Source: ABC News Twelve years ago, the ANZ teamed up with Cambodian conglomerate the Royal Group to form ANZ Royal. Their 45% partner in the bank is one of
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Big South Island NZ forest for sale

A big forest with 1902ha of established trees and a freehold land area of 2411ha, is for sale in Marlborough 79kms southwest of Blenheim, along with significant forestry infrastructure. Source: The New Zealand Herald “This is a rare chance for an astute purchaser to secure a well-mana
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Election commitments for foresters delivered

  The 2017-18 Federal Budget has delivered on all commitments to Australia’s agricultural industries made by the Turnbull Government at the 2016 election. Source: Timberbiz Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston, said the Budget handed down this week
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Cover It adopts FOLS

Cover It Pty Ltd is the first harvesting contracting business in northern NSW that will move all operators over to the FOLS Skills Verification Program. FOLS is a national industry-led program, managed by ForestWorks. Source: Timberbiz Cover It Pty Ltd is one of 18 NSW harvesting comp
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