Monthly Archives: February 2014

IKEA subsidiary stripped of FSC

A subsidiary of IKEA that supplies timber to the furniture maker has been stripped of its Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation following an audit. Source: Supply Management
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More OH&S prosecutions likely in NZ

More prosecutions of forestry operators for health and safety law breaches are likely in New Zealand. Source: New Zealand Herald.
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SA roadmap for timber industry needs support

A regional timber union boss has called for bipartisan support for government investment into the forestry sector following the release of a ground-breaking draft roadmap. Source: The Border Watch
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NZ eco labeling program changes

New Zealand’s environmental labelling program is proposing a raft of changes to standards for paper that will attract industry and environmental interest group comment. Source: Voxy NZ
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Biomass heating for Beaufort Hospital Victoria

A new biomass-to-heat system at Beaufort Hospital in western Victoria hopes to provide a model for similar institutions struggling with energy costs and unable to link with the natural gas grid. Source: The Climate Spectator
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A vested interest in safety

In New Zealand a former rugby league coach has adapted a piece of sporting equipment for the forestry sector in an effort to save lives. Sources: Radio New Zealand, 3News, TVNZ
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Timberlink’s $100 million biomass development

South Australia’s timber manufacturing sector is undergoing a revolution with one of the largest mills beginning a $ 20m upgrade and progressing plans for a biomass facility worth up to $ 100m. Source: The Border Watch
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First short rotation plantation earns certification

The GreenWood Tree Farm Fund (GTFF) in the US has become the first short rotation forest plantation worldwide to earn certification under the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB). Source: PR News Wire

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New Forests could spend $400 to buy Forest Enterprises Australia

Sydney based New Forest group is competing with four international players to buy Forest Enterprises Australia (FEA), which is tipped to sell for as much as $ 400 million. Source: The Australian
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Tiwi timber signs Japanese deal

The timber plantation on the Tiwi Islands has refused to die, it has been saved again with a new marketing deal worth up to $ 200 million over five years. Source: The Telegraph
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