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NZ Government urged to stimulate domestic wood demand

The Government needs to stimulate domestic demand for wood to stop New Zealand forestry from being dangerously reliant on the Chinese log trade. Sources: Fairfax NZ News,
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Timber tax concessions in NZ’s labour plan

A Labour Government in New Zealand would offer targeted tax incentives to those investing in the timber processing industry, according to a new action plan published by the opposition party. Source: Tax News
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NZ Labour to announce forestry plan

Labour is to announce a plan to get long term unemployed working in forestry when Leader David Cunliffe speaks to an industry conference in Wellington. Source: The New Zealand Herald
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NZ Greens back timber industry

The Green Party in New Zealand says it will offer a NZ$1 million prize for the first company to build a 10-storey structural timber building in New Zealand. Source: Fairfax NZ News,
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ForestrySA’s green timber for China

ForestrySA has been accused of putting timber industry jobs at risk by selling partly burnt logs to China. Source: The Flinders News
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Specialty Tasmanian timbers need new agreement

Boat builder and Tasmanian Special Timber Alliance spokesman Andrew Denman said while the peace deal did not need to be torn up it should be changed to ensure his sector remained sustainable. Sources: The Australian, ABC News
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Tasmania’s new premier owns mandate for forestry

Tasmania's incoming premier Will Hodgman is demanding green groups accept the Liberal party has a mandate to reboot the state's logging industry. Sources: AAP, ABC
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Industry signatories want Tas timber agreement to stay

The timber industry will enter talks with the incoming Tasmanian Liberal government to devise a new strategy for the sector. Source: The Australian
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World forests may hold 20% more carbon

The world's forests could hold 20% more carbon than previously thought, according to a study. Source: Climate Spectator
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