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Latest timber industry news, updated Thursdays.

OneFortyOne’s annual review

OneFortyOne Plantation has released its annual review for 2017 marking it’s fifth year as a company. Source: Timberbiz Linda Sewell, Chief Executive Officer of the company said that as an organisation they have come a long way in a short space of time, which is testament to the effort
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Kangaroo Island releases freight routes

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers has welcomed the release of its Road Freight Options assessment paper, prepared by Osman Solutions, as the company moves towards mobilising the timber industry on Kangaroo Island. Source: Timberbiz KIPT worked with the Kangaroo Island Council to deve
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Hyne Timber top winner as best business

Hyne Timber collected the top prize as the Fraser Coast’s best business at the 2017 Business and Tourism Awards last night in front of about 330 people during a gala presentation dinner at the Beach House Hotel in Hervey Bay. Source: Fraser Coast Chronicle The six-generation fam
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Death knell for Bell Bay

The Bell Bay pulp mill is dead, after a decade of controversy which divided Tasmania. Source: The Mercury Permits for the controversial mill have been handed back by Gunns Ltd receivers Korda Mentha, State Parliament has heard. The $2.3 billion project, which dominated Tasmanian polit
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FWPA’s interest groups are engaging

Members and other stakeholders have embraced FWPA’s recently established Interest Groups industry engagement structure, with over 480 people becoming involved and 33 groups formed to date, exploring topics as diverse as bioenergy, bushfire tools and building standards. Source: Timberb
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Future forestry leaders get government support

Leaders in Australia’s fisheries and forestry industries are set to benefit from the much-anticipated launch of the Turnbull Government’s $5 million Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund. Source: Timberbiz Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Rusto
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Kiwis beat Aussies at Timbersports

The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS world championship is over: On November 3 in the Håkons Hall in Lillehammer, New Zealand won the team world championship ahead of Poland and Australia. Source: Business Insider On Saturday, New Zealand’s Jason Wynyard successfully defended his title in the
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Agroforestry takes off in Tasmania

Tasmanian farmers have jumped on the ever-growing demand for timber, establishing private plantations on their properties. Source: ABC News Graham Freeman was taking a punt when he planted a broken hillside on his property at Milabena, in north-west Tasmania, with sequoia redwoods — a
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Tahune Airwalk sold for less than $1m

One of Tasmania’s leading tourism businesses, which cost taxpayers $4 million to set up, has been offloaded for less than $1 million. The Mercury The Tahune Airwalk was among several asset sales that earned Forestry Tasmania $822,000, the government enterprise’s annual report reveals.
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