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

New forestry battle in the Solomons

Asian loggers … one step ahead of government in a new forestry battle in the Solomon Islands. Source: Islands Business
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Dial before you dig, call before you cut

The Missouri Department of Conservation recommends that landowners considering a timber sale “Call Before You Cut” to get professional advice that can help them maximize benefits to their wallets, families and land. Source: Daily Journal Online
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Winner of Aboriginal partnership logo competition

Saretta Fielding from Lake Macquarie is the winner of the Forestry Corporation of NSW's (formerly Forests NSW) competition to develop a logo in acknowledgement and respect of management of the forests by Aboriginal people in the past, present and future. Source: Timberbiz
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Supreme Court trial date for Gunns’ chairman

A date has been set for the Supreme Court trial of the former chairman of the collapsed Tasmanian timber company Gunns. It is due to start on August 5 in Launceston. Source: Seven News
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NZ referendum on forestry spend

The New Zealand Forest Owners and the New Zealand Farm Forestry Associations are holding a referendum to enable forest growers decide on industry outcomes. Source: Voxy
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Forestry Tas to control forests after restructure

Forestry Tasmania will retain control of production forests under the Government's restructure of the state-owned company. Sources: Timberbiz, ABC News
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$2 mill sawmill redevelopment open

Mount Gambier sawmill operator NF McDonnell and Sons believes its local investment shows the future of the forestry industry in south-east of South Australia is promising. Source: ABC News
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Opposition says Crean is blackmailing dairy

Labor Minister Simon Crean stands condemned for his outrageous attempt to blackmail the Tasmanian Legislative Council and community over future dairy funding. Source: Timberbiz
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New book showcases Malaysian timber

The latest publication from Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) titled ‘Re-Think: A New Paradigm for Malaysian Timber’ showcases a collection of beautiful timber projects. Source: Borneo Post
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