Monthly Archives: March 2014

NZ Labour to announce forestry plan

Labour is to announce a plan to get long term unemployed working in forestry when Leader David Cunliffe speaks to an industry conference in Wellington. Source: The New Zealand Herald
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ForestrySA’s green timber for China

ForestrySA has been accused of putting timber industry jobs at risk by selling partly burnt logs to China. Source: The Flinders News

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Tasmania’s new premier owns mandate for forestry

Tasmania’s incoming premier Will Hodgman is demanding green groups accept the Liberal party has a mandate to reboot the state’s logging industry. Sources: AAP, ABC
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Industry signatories want Tas timber agreement to stay

The timber industry will enter talks with the incoming Tasmanian Liberal government to devise a new strategy for the sector. Source: The Australian
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Solomon Islands workshop for timber export

A one-day workshop to allowed timber exporters and dealers to better understand and meet requirements before exporting product overseas. Source: The Solomon Star
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NZ Greens back timber industry

The Green Party in New Zealand says it will offer a NZ$ 1 million prize for the first company to build a 10-storey structural timber building in New Zealand. Source: Fairfax NZ News, Stuff.co.nz
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Australia to combat illegal logging in Asia-Pacific

Australia is helping to combat illegal logging in the Asia-Pacific with the launch of four projects in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea under a $ 2 million agreement with the International Tropical Timber Organization. Source: Timberbiz

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Glenelg to fund its own harvesting officer

Glenelg Shire will find another timber harvesting officer to avoid confusion about truck routes around plantations after the state government stopped funding. Source: The Standard
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Tas sawmill receives warm welcome in Queensland

A Tasmanian timber company has relocated some of its business to central Queensland. Source: ABC News
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NSW bioenergy discredited by Greens

The O’Farrell government has opened the way for the state’s forests to be used to generate electricity in a move blasted by the Greens as “devastating”. Source: The Sydney Morning Herald
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