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

Hoo-Hoo special convention in Canberra

Hoo-Hoo members of Jurisdiction IV (JIV), made up of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Malaysia, hold their annual general meeting at a convention which will be held 3-5 April in Canberra at the Rydges Capital Hill Hotel.
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World Bioenergy recruits new manager – and arranges a new event

Elmia has recruited Jakob Hirsmark as project manager for World Bioenergy.
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Billions of trees to be planted

Early next month — on March 12 to be precise — millions of Chinese people will head out to the countryside to plant trees. This has been happening every year for the last 30 years, with 500 million volunteers participating in National Tree Planting Day in 2007, planting over 2.27 bill
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40-hour forest fires extinguished in east China

A series of forest fires in China's Fujian Province were finally out after 40 hours and four deaths.A forestry guide was injured when fighting a fire and died after treatment failed.
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National timber industry publication set to re-launch

RYAN PUBLICATIONS, publishers of Australian Forests & Timber News, Daily Timber News and Australian Forests & Timber Directory, will re-launch Australian Timberman magazine in April.
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Forklift operators will be put to the test

AUSTRALIA’S BEST forklift operators are getting ready to battle for the title of Champion Driver at Melbourne Materials Handling Trade Show 2009, which will host the finals of the National Forklift Championships for the first time.
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Forklift operators will be put to the test

AUSTRALIA’S BEST forklift operators are getting ready to battle for the title of Champion Driver at Melbourne Materials Handling Trade Show 2009, which will host the finals of the National Forklift Championships for the first time.
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Snap ‘n zap puts you in the picture

WHEN YOU have a party, a meeting, special occasion or just a social gathering there’s always someone with a camera, so, snap off the best shots you can and send them to us ([email protected]). Your Christmas parties will provide the perfect opportunity. Add a few deta
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Forestry Tasmania on target for performance objectives

THE end of conversion of native forests to plantations, development of alternatives to clearfelling, absence of chemicals in water samples, more open communication and closer ties with the community are among achievements listed in Forestry Tasmania’s 2007/08 Sustainable Forest Manage
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