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New shadow Cabinet in New Zealand

Labour leader David Shearer unveiled his new shadow-Cabinet lineup at a press conference. Source: 3News
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FBI goes DIY then leaves for the US

Former American FBI special agent turned New Zealand DIY hardware chain boss John Hartmann is leaving Mitre 10. Source: The New Zealand Herald
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Door open for carbon credits in Tasmania

A private company that develops re-afforestation projects to earn carbon credits said the newly approved Reforestation and Afforestation Methodology opens the way for valuable forestry projects in Tasmania. Source: ABC Rural
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Gisborne father faces a forestry campaign

A Gisborne, New Zealand father of two young children who was killed in a forestry accident is the face of a campaign demanding a Government inquiry into safety in the industry. Source: The Gisborne Herald
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Forte open to the public

Forte, the tallest timber apartment building in the world is set to open in Docklands, Melbourne next week. Source: Herald Sun
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Stronach bids for Gunns assets

The former Gunns Ling Siding plant will return to production if a bid by Scottsdale timber company Stronach succeeds. Source: The Examiner
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INTERPOL hits illegal loggers in the South Americas

One-hundred-and-ninety-seven illegal loggers across a dozen Central and South American countries were arrested during INTERPOL's first strike against widespread forestry crime. Source: Mongabay
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India is wood’s next frontier

India's wood fiber deficit is forecast to more than double between 2011 and 2021 placing increased emphasis on imports, according to a study released today by RISI, a leading information provider for the global forest products industry. Source: Timberbiz
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Taranakipine fire destroys machinery

Machinery valued at up to $1 million was destroyed in a fire at Taranakipine, New Zealand on Tuesday night. Source: Stuff
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