Monthly Archives: April 2012

Weak home building becoming weaker

Latest residential land updates signal persistent weakness in new home building in 2012 . The HIA-RP Data Residential Land Report provided by the Housing Industry Association and RP Data showed land sales hitting a new low and median land values rising further in the December 2011 quarter. Source: Timberman
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Master stroke by Woolworths

Newly established hardware chain, Masters Home Improvement, which is a joint venture between Woolworths and US hardware giant Lowe’s, is a hit with shoppers according to its chief executive Don Stallings. Source: The Australian

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Dual prize in timber for London Olympics

The entire London 2012 Olympic Park development has achieved dual Project Certification from the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) schemes for its timber usage —the first dual Project Certification in the world. Source: Timberman
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EIA petitions US government on illegal logging

The non-profit Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has formally petitioned the US Government to take action under the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement to investigate and verify the legal origin of shipments from at least two Peruvian companies and to audit dozens more. Source: Timberman

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EIA petitions US government on illegal logging

The non-profit Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has formally petitioned the US Government to take action under the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement to investigate and verify the legal origin of shipments from at least two Peruvian companies and to audit dozens more. Source: Timberman
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Deforestation, biodiversity loss top list of major woes

Massive deforestation and the need to rehabilitate the country’s degraded forests in the face of climate change tops the list of many environmental challenges faced by the Aquino administration. Source: Business Mirror (Philippines)
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Asia hits back against environmental groups

Representatives from Asia’s paper and timber industries are gathering in Bangkok amid harsh criticism from western environmental organisations. These groups claim, despite evidence to the contrary, that Asian timber and paper companies are harming the environment. Source: Bangkok Post (External link)
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Timber Queensland wants native forest access

Queensland’s timber industry has asked the new LNP state government to consider allowing harvesters back into some native forests. Source: ABC Rural
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NZ proposal for levy on logs

The New Zealand Forest Owners Association (NZFOA) is developing a proposal for a commodity levy on harvested logs to support industry activities. Source: Bay of Plenty Times
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Elders sells forestry interests

Elders will sell most of its forestry assets in the Green Triangle, Albany and Bunbury for more than $ 45 million. Source: Adelaide Now
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