Monthly Archives: December 2012

Australia’s primary industries exports forecast to remain strong in 2012-13

Australia’s earnings from agricultural, fisheries and forestry exports are forecast to remain strong in 2012-13, at around $ 39.5 billion. Source: ABARES
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New online programs to reduce workplace stress

Australian workers feeling stressed in the lead-up to Christmas should access beyondblue’s new online programs to help them understand and tackle depression and anxiety in the workplace. Source: Timberbiz
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New forest player aims to give all growers a say

New Zealand forest owners will vote in March on a plan that aims to give all commercial forest and woodlot owners a say in the future of their industry. Source: Timberbiz
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Canadian pension fund likes NZ forest growing conditions, access to Asian markets

Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board wants to capitalise on favourable growing conditions and access to Asian markets having taken a 30 percent stake in the central North Island’s Kaingaroa forestry estate. Source: Paul McBeth, The National Business Review (External link)
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Sprinkler system developed for frame sites

Trials are set to begin early next year on a self-contained modular sprinkler system to protect timber frame construction sites. Source: Timber Trades Journal Online
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Holiday traditions: Apples, ornaments and upsidedown Christmas trees

No holiday season has more traditions than Christmas, but few of us have any idea about their origins. Did you know that Germany and France are responsible for many of our yuletide rituals? This is a special Christmas item from Bob Taylor, Washington Times Communities. (External link)
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CCTV cameras protecting Christmas trees

CCTV cameras installed to catch thieves stealing Christmas trees in County Durham have themselves been stolen. Source: BBC News

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Carbon neutrality in the bag – a world first for Stirling Fildes

Stirling Fildes ‐ an Australian‐owned pharmacy labelling, printing, packaging and consumables company ‐ will offer the world’s first carbon neutral paper to its customers. Australian Paper, Australia’s only packaging paper manufacturer, created the carbon neutral MG brown and bleached paper for bags this year. Source: Timberbiz
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Government gives $8m for timber verification

The Australian Government will intensify its efforts to combat illegal logging, providing $ 8 million to promote timber legality verification in the Asia-Pacific region through the Illegal logging: Regional Capacity Building Partnership. Source: Timberbiz
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Christmas tree is a monster

To millions of people, the Christmas tree is a cheerful sight. To scientists who decipher the DNA codes of plants and animals, it’s a monster. Apart from their Yuletide popularity, they play big roles in the lumber industry and in healthy forest ecosystems. Source: Grand Forks Herald
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