Monthly Archives: October 2012

WoodEXPO 2013

Australia’s first dedicated show for sawmilling, wood panels and wood manufacturing, WoodEXPO 2013 is attracting international interest. Source: Timberbiz
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Actor promotes straw paper

Actor Woody Harrelson is supporting a company called Prairie Pulp and Paper that produces paper made from waste wheat straw. Harrelson said he wants to get in on the movement that will see North America’s first non-wood pulp-and-paper mill set up. Source: The Canadian Press, CBC News
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Levy on logs for research

Forestry organisations are planning to impose a levy on logs to raise money for research. The Farm Forestry and Forest Owners Associations will hold a referendum of all growers throughout New Zealand in March next year to gauge support for the levy. Source: Radio New Zealand
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Locals encouraged by Campbell conditions

Provisos on the new owner of forest rotations in the Green Triangle designed to sustain the timber industry are encouraging but councillors and politicians in South Australia’s southeast remain against the State Government’s sale of the region’s future timber harvests. Source: Weekly Times Now
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Mitre 10 top dog in NZ

New Zealand’s appetite for DIY is powering on as leading hardware and gardening supply chain Mitre 10 records another strong result. The New Zealand owned and operated co-operative topped its main rivals last year to become the No 1 hardware chain by revenue. Source: Voxy
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Impact of special timbers in Tasmania

Senator Richard Colbeck has asked what the Labor Government intends to do about the devastating impacts of proposed forestry changes on stocks of Tasmanian special timbers. Source: Timberbiz
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Impact of special timbers in Tasmania

Senator Richard Colbeck has asked what the Labor Government intends to do about the devastating impacts of proposed forestry changes on stocks of Tasmanian special timbers. Source: Timberbiz
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Kalangadoo finally sells for failed Gunns

Receivers for Gunns have finally sold the Kalangadoo timber treatment plant in South Australia. Contracts were exchanged and the sale will be finalised for an undisclosed amount.
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Jamaica, no it imports its wood

Jamaica imports around US$ 3 billion worth of lumber each year, despite the island being known as the ‘land of wood and water’. This has forced at least one local producer of lumber to appeal to more Jamaicans to invest in the planting of lumber trees. Source: Jamaica Observer
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Wilding pines group to tackle the problem

Wilding pines, described as an invasive species threatening Central Otago landscapes, are officially under attack. Earlier this month the Central Otago District Council initiated a meeting of key stakeholders to discuss the issue. Source: Otago Daily Times
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