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Latest timber industry news, updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Anonymous industry survey legitimate

An industry survey is being circulated in the forestry industry under an anonymous invitation. Source: Timberbiz
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Food for thought at NZ forestry breakfast

The dangers of the bush provided food for thought for a large block of forestry workers in New Zealand. Source: The Otago Times
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Business is Different Now Workshops

The Gympie Convention Centre on 13 February is the venue and date for the latest in the series of “Business is different now” workshops by the Australian Forest Contractors Association, ForestWorks ISC and Timber Queensland. Source: Timberbiz
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Fined $135,000 for forestry death

Complete Logging Ltd has been fined NZ$60,000 and ordered to pay reparations of NZ$75,000 after a worker was hit and killed by a tree felled by another member of the crew. Sources: Stuff NZ, Fairfax NZ News, Radio New Zealand
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Timber Communities New National Coordinator

The Board of Timber Communities Australia (TCA) has appointed Helen Murray as its new national coordinator for 2014. Source: Timberbiz
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First full-scale commercial black pellet plant

Aconex, provider of the world's most widely used construction project management software, is supporting Zilkha Biomass Energy, a renewable energy company, in the design and building of a black pellet fuel plant. Source: Penn Energy
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UAE WoodShow 2014

The UAE wood industry is expected to register cumulative growth of 126% over the next seven years driven by the boom in the construction sector as part of the Expo 2020 build-up. Source: Emirates 24/7
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Norske Skog sells remaining stake in the Brazilian operations

Norske Skog has entered into an agreement to sell the remaining 49% of the shares in Norske Skog Pisa in Brazil to Papeles Bio Bio SA (formerly Norske Skog Bio Bio). Source: Timberbiz
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NZ research into radiata pine as an agricultural crop

University of Canterbury (UC) research could revolutionise New Zealand’s forest industry by treating radiata pine as an agricultural crop and screening for strength and stability at a young age. Source: Voxy NZ
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