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Frustrations vented at Forestry SA

Bundaleer North landholders took the opportunity to vent their frustrations at a CFS meeting in Jamestown last week, over what they see as inadequacies in the fire prevention strategies of Forestry SA. Source: Northern Argus
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Focus on regional summit

With the theme ‘regional minds, regional policy, regional outcomes’, the Building Regional Australia 2013 Summit to be held April 9-11 in Armidale is an opportunity to examine leading issues for regional Australia. Source: Timberbiz
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Master classes scheduled for 2013

The University of Tasmania’s Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW) announced its latest series of master classes in timber design. Source: Timberbiz
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Forest contractors administer a restructure

Tasmanian Forest Contractors Association (TFCA) chair, Karen Hall, together with Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) chair, Ian Reid, announced a restructure of the administration of both organisations. Source: Timberbiz
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UK close to implementing EU timber legislation

From next month companies will have to ensure they only sell wood that has been legally logged from known sources in the UK. Source: Business Green
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Taiwan’s tree man

With his blue stetson and thick grey jacket, Lai Pei-yuan looks like a modern-day cowboy, but rather than raising cattle, he grows trees. Sources: Australian Network News, ABC
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Non-compliant wood burners no longer okay

The Canterbury Regional Council says after two years of leniency for quake-damaged homes, it intends to start reinforcing its policy for non-compliant wood-burners again this winter. Source: Radio New Zealand
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Law Firm Seeks Building Code Reform for NZ

Many homes built in the 1990s in New Zealand were built with design faults that meant they were unable to withstand the wet and humid weather conditions in the country. Source: Construction Source
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New plantations for the top end

A West Australian company has bought 15,000 hectares in the top end to establish new plantations. But not everyone is excited about planting trees on land once used for crops and cattle. Source: ABC
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