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

$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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Vietnamese timber products win overseas favour

Australia’s Midway Tasmania Wood Imports director Wayne Smith believes Vietnamese timber products boast better quality for lower prices than comparable products. Source: VietNamNet
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RBA interest rate was a ‘missed opportunity’

Despite a significant amount of weak economic data since its last decision, the RBA opted to leave its main policy rate unchanged, said the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential building industry. Source: Timberbiz
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Danks to acquire control of Hardings Hardware

John Danks & Son Pty Ltd will acquire a 60% share in the Hardings Hardware business with the option of a full acquisition by 2015. Source: Franchising
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Harvest for Marlborough’s small forest blocks

Many of Marlborough's small forest block owners are looking at harvesting within the next few years, pumping millions into the region's economy, industry experts say. Source: The Marlborough Express
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Greens money on undervalued logs

Bass Greens Kim Booth is risking his reputation thousands of dollars of his own money in his crusade against Forestry Tasmania. Source: The Examiner
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OneFortyOne in SA for a century or more

OneFortyOne Plantations, the US company that purchased rights to the forests in the South Australia’s south-east has been welcomed by local workers and businesses. Source: Adelaide Now
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