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Union backs inquiry into forest safety

The union for wood and forestry workers is backing calls for an inquiry into forestry safety as New Zealand MPs Darien Fenton and Denise Roche tabled a petition in parliament calling for the government to conduct an inquiry into health and safety in the forest industry. Source: Scoop
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Tree clearing farmers could start Queensland forest wars

Farmers say they can be trusted not to go overboard if tree-clearing laws are relaxed in Queensland. Source: The Australian
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Tasmania’s swinging forest deal in jeopardy again

Tasmania’s forest peace deal is in jeopardy and the state’s power-sharing government faces a major split, after Labor backed changes to the landmark agreement strongly opposed by green groups. Sources: The Australian, ABC
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NZ forest and wood awards open for nominations

The New Zealand 2013 Forest and Wood Industry National Training Awards are open with nominations closing on May 31. Source: Timberbiz
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Harvest for Marlborough’s small forest blocks

Many of Marlborough’s small forest block owners are looking at harvesting within the next few years, pumping millions into the region’s economy, industry experts say. Source: The Marlborough Express
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Successful inaugural Gottstein Forest Science Course

Positive responses such as “extremely valuable”, “great range of topics and speakers I learned a huge amount” and “a very valuable and informative program for beginners in forestry” came from the Gottstein Forest Science Course
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Forest Contractors AusTimber Expo

The Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) is looking positively towards the possibility of holding the next AusTimber Expo in 2016. Source: Timberbiz

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Ireland to sell off forest to pay debts

A dark cloud is looming over Ireland’s forests. Under the terms of its 67.5 billion euro international bailout, the government is being forced to sell off assets and has decided to sell harvesting rights to timber as a way of raising cash. Source: The Washington Post
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Tasmanian councils hit hard by forest deal

An Upper House inquiry is scrutinising legislation needed to protect 504,000 hectares of native forest from logging. The Dorset Mayor, Barry Jarvis, says a multi-billion dollar industry is being “sacrificed” and the compensation on offer is “paltry”. Source: ABC News
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International award for NZ forest

Rotorua in New Zealand has picked up an international award for the Redwood Forest – one of only 12 in the Southern Hemisphere. Source: Rotorua Daily Post
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