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Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update

Log imports to China from New Zealand and the US were up 26% in the second half of 2012 from the 1H/12, and Chinese log prices reached new record highs. Source: Scoop News
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Ta Ann abandons mill project

Ta Ann has abandoned plans to build a $10 million plywood mill in the North, even if the Legislative Council approves the forestry peace deal. Source: The Examiner
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Hamilton to bid on Elders assets

Distressed debt specialist Hamilton Securities is poised to make an unexpected counter-bid for the forestry assets of embattled rural services group Elders, according to The Australian Financial Review. Source: Business Spectator
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Report points the Gunn and fires

A comprehensive report on timber company Gunns has recommended the Tasmanian business be wound up. Sources: ABC News, ABC Rural
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SA shows the way to profit

South Australian manufacturing minister Tom Kenyon said the region’s timber sector did not have to be “Superman” to transform itself into a higher profit driven sector. Sources: The Border Watch
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IFA conference in the centenary capital

Managing Our Forests into the 21st Century is the theme for the Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) national conference in Canberra from 7-11 April.
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Student sees the wood and the trees

Canadian student Kyle Hilsendager has turned to the expertise of Forestry Tasmania for assistance on his thesis on the conflict between forestry and tourism in regions that market the natural environment. Source: Forestry Tasmania
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A summit to be mindful of regional Australia

The Building Regional Australia 2013 Summit will be a unique opportunity to examine the leading issues for regional Australia. Source: Timberbiz
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Australia’s prestigious forestry prize

Applications are open for the 2013 Russell Grimwade Prize for the advancement of forestry science in Australia. Sources: Timberbiz, The Mercury
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