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Territory timber trade takes off

THE Northern Territory's timber industry is likely to undergo a rapid expansion following the buyout of four cattle stations. Up to 40% of the newly-acquired stations will be planted with African mahoganies and the rest of the land kept for cattle.
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Wood Preservation 2009 profiling new opportunities

WOOD PRESERVATION 2009 provides a unique three-yearly update on new wood treatment technologies, research, changing standards and key developments from Australasia, North America, Europe and South Africa. This year it will run in Brisbane on 21-22 April after a similar program has b
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Residues to Revenues in NZ and Australia

HERE’S SOMETHING to put in your diary for 2009 -- Residues to Revenues. But, what is it all about, and when is it being held? First, the dates … Rotorua (NZ) 10-11 June and then Melbourne 15-16 June.
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Northpine expansion may create more jobs

A New Zealand business is firing on all cylinders and about to grow, even in these uncertain economic times. Northpine is set to start its $3 million expansion that could in the future add up to 12 new jobs in the small Waipu community.
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Atlantic forestry industry’s future in biofuels

By John Morrissy OTTAWA — The Atlantic region's struggling forestry industry could reverse its fortunes by taking measures that would place it at the forefront of the renewable-energy economy, says a report Monday by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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Snap and zap offer … and it’s absolutely free!

When you have a party, a meeting, special occasion or just a social gathering there’s always someone with a camera, so, snap off the best shots you can and send them to us ([email protected]).
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Timber families frustrated by Clayton’s decision on Bell Bay Pulp Mill

The approval in principle by the Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett of the Environmental Impact Management Plan (EIMP) for the Bell Bay pulp mill should have been great news, but new Commonwealth demands for even more modeling brings great frustration for timber dependent fami
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Family Fun at Forest Products EXPO

Mixing some business with a family vacation is the perfect combination for those attending EXPO 2009 – the 30th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – to be held June 11-13 in the New Orleans Convention Centre.
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When slash becomes something special

There’s a special pre-show conference at Elmia Wood 2009 and basically it’s for international bioenergy pioneers. Bioenergy is the source of 28% of Sweden’s total energy consumption, including in the transportation sector. Most of this biofuel comes from the forest.
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