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Koalas and timber communities can coexist

A letter to NSW Opposition Leader, Luke Foley, from Timber Communities Australia (TCA), has reflected the dismay of the NSW north coast timber communities at the announcement of a new mega-style national park for koala protection. Source: Timberbiz “TCA wrote to Mr Foley and will writ
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NZ log prices at a high

New Zealand export log prices have risen to a nine-month high as falling Chinese inventories stoked demand in the nation’s largest market. Source: NZ City Local returns were also bolstered by a decline in the kiwi dollar and lower shipping costs. The average wharf gate price for
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NTCA local Government timber conference

The second biennial NTCA Local Government Forest and Timber Industry Conference will be the conference for local government and timber industry professionals. Source: Timberbiz It will be held at the Bayview Eden, Melbourne on 29-30 April 2015. With a focus on socio-economic issues an
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Durable Hardwoods importing PNG timbers

South Australian based Durable Hardwoods, operated by Rod Taverner and Justin Daws, started about 20 years ago with the specific intention of importing timber sourced from low ecological impact village-based operations in Papua New Guinea. After working there for many years Rod had de
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Engineered wood set to improve its bottom line

WA engineered wood products group Wesbeam Holdings claims a “180-degree” turnaround in market conditions is set to improve its bottom line, after it posted yet another annual loss. Source: The West Australian The company revealed an $8.1 million loss on sales of $68. 6 mil
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Climate change projections for Australia

    CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology released climate change projections for Australia that provide updated national and regional information on how the climate may change to the end of the 21st century. Source: Timberbiz The projections are the most comprehensive ever re
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Harnessing bioenergy is good economic sense

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation is aiming to introduce commercially proven bioenergy technologies to the Australian market, according to Ted Dow, chief investment officer. Source: Timberbiz Bioenergy currently provides about 10% of Australia’s renewable electricity, but it has si
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International safety specialists focus on forestry

The Forest Industry Engineering Association’s flagship Forest Industry Safety Summit conference series will be extended to include Australia in March this year. The event sold out in November 2013. Source: Timberbiz It will run at the Distinction Hotel in Rotorua on 3-4 March an
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NZ gains forest certification through NZFCA

New Zealand has become a PEFC (Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification) member allowing forest growers to gain visibility under one of the world’s leading forest certification systems. Source: Timberbiz “We are delighted to be accepted into membership of PEFC and to represen
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