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

Australia behind in bioenergy

Australia is falling behind the rest of the world when it comes to turning agricultural waste into heat and electricity, according to an international bioenergy organisation. Source: ABC Rural
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NZ sees the start of log price recovery

The forest industry thinks it is seeing the start of a recovery in the export log market, but says it is not going to happen quickly. Source: Radio New Zealand
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American ash and walnut imports rise

Recent exports of American hardwoods to Australia increased by 27% in value and 25% in volume in the first half of 2014 year-on-year. Source: Timberbiz
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Canterbury Uni researches forestry roads

The University of Canterbury is to launch a new research project to make sure New Zealand’s new forestry roads are safe and are established with minimal environmental impact. Sources: Scoop, Timberbiz
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Manslaughter charge for NZ forest death

A man appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of a 20- year-old forestry worker who died on site last year in New Zealand. Source: One News
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Logging out of Kelso rail terminal

A multi-million dollar log export operation out of the Kelso rail freight terminal was officially launched. Source: The Western Advocate
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NZ Nationals promise $22.5m to forestry

New Zealand’s National Party is promising to spend NZ$22.5 million over the next five years to support the planting of new forests. Sources: Radio New Zealand, Voxy
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Phase two funding open in SA

South Australian Forests Minister Leon Bignell says the local timber industry should focus on value adding practices. Source: ABC News
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Harvesters to share in $7 to rebuild in Tasmania

The Tasmanian Government has revealed a plan for handouts to keep harvesting contractors in the forest industry. Resources Minister Paul Harriss said harvesting contractors would be offered financial incentives to help rebuild the industry. Source: ABC News
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