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Rotorua forestry company fined $50,000

A Rotorua forestry company and a forestry contractor have been fined more than NZ$ 50,000. Source: Radio New Zealand
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Dutch forestry enthusiast leads way to Elmia Wood

AT ELMIA Wood 2009 Dutch nationals were the third-largest group of foreign visitors from outside the Nordic area. Yet the Netherlands is better known for growing tomatoes and tulips than trees. The man behind this interest in the fair is Johan Burgers, Elmia Wood’s first ambassador. Source: Timberbiz
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Farm Forestry Stakeholder Forum

An invitation has been issued to participate in a Stakeholder Forum on the Victorian Farm Forestry Industry Action Plan. The forum will be held December 4 at 9.45 for a 10am-3pm session at 1 Spring Street, Melbourne. Source: Timberbiz
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NZ report points to bio fuels for forestry

New Zealand’s plantation forestry estate represents a major opportunity for New Zealand to become more self-sufficient in transport fuels. That is the conclusion of the latest report from the Pure Advantage business lobby group seeking support for a “green growth” push in New Zealand. Source: The National Business Review
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Sri Lanka, Australia and UN forestry program

The Sri Lankan government together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Australian government launched a community forestry program. Sources: Lanka Business online, Colombo Page
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Local government candidates support forestry

Local government candidates running for seats within the Shires of Murrindindi and Yarra Ranges have supported sustainable timber harvesting and denounced illegal forest protests, said Friends of Forestry. Source: Timberbiz
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Kaituna mill worker wins forestry award

Kaituna Sawmill head rig and resaw operator Izaac Filipov won a national forestry industry training award. Filipov works at Nelson Forest’s Kaituna Sawmill near Blenheim in New Zealand. Source: The Marlborough Express
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Green won’t budge on Forestry Tasmania restructure

Acting Tasmanian Premier Bryan Green said that the decision to restructure Forestry Tasmania was in the best interests of Tasmanian taxpayers and aimed at providing greater certainty for its workforce. Source: Timberbiz
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Irish forestry calls for more plantations

The Irish Forestry and Forest Products Association (IFFPA) published its 2012 Annual Review. In 2011, 77% of the forest products, which were manufactured in Ireland were exported. However, the IFFPA said that the failure to reach Government afforestation targets meant that the industry may not have enough indigenous raw material in the coming years to meet demand. Sources: Irish Finance News, The Score (Ireland)
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Australia’s forestry labour force at a glance

A breakdown of forestry in Australian states shows how things have changed in the past few years with employment figures ranging from more than 21,000 in New South Wales to around only 1000 in the ACT. Tasmania has seen the largest drop in employment in forestry. Source: Australia’s forests at a glance 2012
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