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Funding in New Zealand gets green light

A national forestry initiative with roots in Marlborough has won more than NZ$200,000 in additional government funding to set up eucalypts in some of New Zealand's driest regions. Sources: Stuff, The Marlborough Express
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Funding for timber facility at Mt Gambier rejected

Plans by a statewide timber manufacturing organisation to build a new $7m facility on Mount Gambier’s fringe has hit a stumbling block after the proposal failed to receive vital Federal Government funding. Source: The Border Watch
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Last resort harvest in peace deal

An attempt to secure Tasmania's specialty timber industry by adding a last resort harvesting clause into the forest peace deal legislation has been added to the list of deal-breaking amendments by environmental groups. Source: The Examiner
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Gunns liquidator to sell 200,000 hectares of timber

More than 200,000 hectares of timber plantations established by the collapsed Tasmanian company Gunns is being put on the market. Source: ABC News
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Signatories against merger of Forestry Commission England

The Woodland Trust and forestry body Confor have brought together 17 signatories to a letter to Defra Secretary of State Owen Paterson, calling on him not to merge Forestry Commission England with Natural England or the Environment Agency. Source: Horticulture Week (UK)
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Bamboo bikes a big hit overseas

Yorkshire-based Bamboo Bikes has added a cyclocross model to their bow, alongside their standard 26in-wheel mountain bike. Source: Bike Radar
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Waiheke Island home wins New Zealand’s richest architectural prize

The home designd by Stevens Lawson Architects won thee 18th Home of the Year Award. It is a holiday home on Waiheke Island, New Zealand with curving walls and secret doors.
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Mitre 10 buys Banner Hardware in South Australia

Mitre 10 has snaffled another prized South Australian name with family-owned Banner Hardware joining forces with the independent retailer. Source: Adelaide Now
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Rezoning for Drouin West Timber and Truss

The Drouin West Timber and Truss site is one step closer to being rezoned as Industrial 3 despite objections from neighbours. Source: The Warragul Citizen
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