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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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Mining in the forest not a problem says Tasmanian government

The Tasmanian State Government denied its stance on mining in the Tarkine contradicts its forest policy. The Premier said Tasmania was already considered the national park of Australia, and she did not support a blanket heritage listing to stop new mines in the Tarkine region. Source: Yahoo 7 News
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Forest Industries ask Libs for Tasmanian plan

The Forest Industries Association of Tasmania (FIAT) confirmed to The Australian newspaper that it wrote to Liberal leader Will Hodgman expressing a willingness to engage on his alternative plan. Mr Hodgman’s plan locks in resource security for the industry without further trees being protected. Source: The Australian, ABC News

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WA draft forest plan open for discussion

West Australia’s draft Forest Management Plan has been released for public consultation. The Plan covers an area of 2.5 million hectares in the south west of the state stretching from Lancelin to Denmark. Sources: ABC New, Perth Now
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Vigilante action by professor stuns forest owners

Forest owners are dismayed at Otago University Professor Sir Alan Mark’s suggestion that he might assemble a group of activists to rip out forest seedlings on a farm near Dunedin. At issue is a 189 hectare block of Douglas-fir planted as a carbon forest by Landcorp at Waipori Station. Source: Timberbiz
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Tasmanian sawmill buyouts with forest peace deal

Taxpayers could be forced to fund more sawmill buyouts to ensure the success of Tasmania’s forest peace deal. There is $ 15 million in the forest peace deal to buy out contracts owned by sawmills that will be affected by a reduction in native forest logging. Source: Yahoo 7 News, The Mercury, The Australian

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Plastic forest in Broken Hill

Residents of Broken Hill woke to a surprise this week, with a Lego forest blooming from the red soil overnight to create a colourful contrast against the vibrant desert landscape. Source: The Australian

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Forest Alliance stirs pot for Deanmill

WA Forest Alliance spokeswoman Jess Beckerling said the state government had guaranteed about $ 80 million of taxpayers’ money to the big native forest sawmills to keep them in business. Source: The Donnybrook-Bridgetown Mail, The West Australian

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Turning over a new Leaf for forest crime

Project Leaf, an initiative by Interpol and the United Nations (UN) to tackle global forest crime will target criminals involved in illegal logging and timber trafficking. Source: BBC News, Wood & Panel Europe
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