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Fines totaling $5500 for illegal sawmilling

A National Park man has been fined NZ$4000 plus court costs and a further NZ$1500 in reparation to the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries for milling indigenous timber. Source: Scoop News
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RuralAus purchases more land on Kangaroo Island

RuralAus Investments has purchased an additional 1936 hectares of land on Australia’s third largest island, Kangaroo Island in South Australia, for $150,000. Source: Proactive Investors
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New Zealand embraces forest growers levy

A compulsory forest growers' levy in New Zealand appears to have been embraced by small and large forest owners alike. Source: Otago Daily News
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US Forest Service demands millions in pay back

The US Forest Service’s demands that rural timber counties pay back millions of dollars in federal subsidies under automatic budget cuts have outraged members of Congress from both parties and caused concern in those counties with struggling economies. Source: The Washington Post
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Canada building code changes to allow wooden condos

Canada’s forestry sector is touting a new generation of high-tech lumber as a way to gain a foothold in a part of the construction industry from which it has long been shut out: condominiums. Source: The Globe and Mail
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The art of timber furniture

Mark Davis' work shed is forested with timber, its grains, hues and smells fill the senses. A jarrah log, measuring 6m tall, reaches to the roof, alongside huon pine beams, while a grand old piece of red gum reveals ancient swirls and rich veins. Source: Weekly Times Now
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Cane paper to come to Australia

New Zealand company Greencane makes paper from a sugarcane waste product and plans to enter the Australian market this year. Source: Radio New Zealand
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Timber Market Survey released

The Timber Market Survey (TMS) provides comprehensive information on timber price movements and market trends in Australia and is now available from URS Forestry. Source: Timberbiz
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Raids find illegal milling in NZ

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in New Zealand has seized some 10 cubic metres of suspected illegally milled indigenous timber in the Nelson region following the execution of search warrants at three sites. Source: Voxy
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