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Latest timber industry news, updated Tuesdays and Thursdays.

New insights on koalas in hinterland forests

A major new study that records forest sounds has found evidence for up to 10 times the rate of koala occupancy in NSW’s north-east forests than previously estimated. Source: Timberbiz The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) project, which focused on the iconic marsupial’s respo
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Letter to the editor on pine residue in WA

To the Editor I read with interest your story (Pine residue up for grabs in WA) of the day in Daily Timber News 7 (August 2018). I would not hold my breath waiting for FPC to make a decision and award contracts to respondents, despite the assertion that announcements are imminent. The
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Carter Holt Harvey in High Court with Shadowclad

A multi million dollar court action seeking damages from building products giant Carter Holt Harvey has been filed at the Auckland High Court. Sources: Newshub, Stuff NZ It is seeking at least NZ$40 million in damages on behalf of owners of properties constructed with Shadowclad. Shad
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Illegal logging in PNG risky for Chinese

A new report says that illegal logging in Papua New Guinea could be risky to its main trading partner China. Source: Radio New Zealand Environmental NGO Global Witness released a report that is based on observations of eight of the largest logging operations in PNG. Its policy advisor
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US firefighters pushed to their limits call for help

Beleaguered firefighters across the US are being pushed to their limits battling wildfires that have broken out in rapid succession across the West. They’ll soon get reinforcements – from the other side of the globe. Source: Sacramento Bee Nearly 150 specialists from Australia and New
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30-year forestry plan starting to pay dividends

Uruguay’s 30-year plan to build a forestry industry from scratch is paying off, with forest products now the South American’s country’s biggest export this year. By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The Agriculture, Fisheries and Ranching Minister, Tabare Aguerre, said investment in forest
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NZ government could help keep Triboard afloat

New Zealand’s Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has suggested state funds could be used to safeguard Kaitaia’s biggest employer. Source: Radio New Zealand The plant in question is run by Juken New Zealand, a subsidiary of Japan’s Juken Nissho. It employs 3
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Historic year for major forestry region

  This year will go down in history as it marks the introduction of the inaugural Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards across Victoria and South Australia. The awards are all about celebrating and rewarding individuals and companies involved in the timber industry for the dedica
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Aussie axeman sets new world record… and robbed, too!

A gruelling competition series throughout the USA and Canada has ended with Australian champion axeman Laurence O’Toole finishing with a new world record … and being robbed, too! Source: Timberbiz But, he’s back Down Under this week and getting ready to tackle the Ro
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