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Unfair treatment over NZ ETS

The New Zealand Government has been accused of discriminating against some forest owners with a surprise law change to the Emissions Trading Scheme. Sources: Radio New Zealand, New Zealand Forest Owners Association
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FRAME for innovation

FRAME Australia 2014 has evolved into a conference that heralded change and innovation for the timber industry. Source: Timberbiz
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Forest wars over Tasmania reignite

Environment groups will step up their “forest war” campaign to preserve Tasmania’s existing World Heritage area boundaries, following a rejection of the federal government’s ambitions to have them withdrawn. Source: The Australian
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NZ stats show timber growing

New Zealand’s latest agricultural statistics show that while the 2013 drought led to lower stock numbers in most sectors, and a slowdown in dairy industry growth, it provided ideal conditions for arable crops. Source: Radio New Zealand
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Tilling to distribute CLT for KLH

Tilling is now the Australian and New Zealand distributor of KLH cross laminated timber (CLT) products. Source: Infolink
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Eden chip mill leaves state timber contract

Eden woodchip mill will not be renewing its contract to purchase timber from state forests in East Gippsland, Victoria, when the current agreement expires at the end of 2014. Source: The Eden Magnet
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Tallest timber office for Australia

Fitzpatrick + Partners are designing what could be Australia’s tallest timber commercial building for Sydney’s central business district. Source: Architecture Australia
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State Governments all back national forest products innovation institute

In a remarkable display of national unity all six state Governments have thrown their weight behind the Australian Forest Products Association’s (AFPA) push for a National Institute for Forest Products Innovation Source: Timberbiz
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Finish softwood exports drop

Finnish exports of softwood lumber and planed products in February 2014 were roughly 8.3% lower than the reference figure for last year at a total of 545,000 m³. source: EUWID
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Australian business helps boost Carter Holt Harvey bottom line

Carter Holt Harvey more than tripled gross margins at its Australian building supplies in 2013 and reversed write-downs it took on its timber business a year earlier, narrowing the company’s annual loss. Source: The New Zealand Herald
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