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Wood Matters

Log Market - December 2014

December saw modest increases in unpruned export log prices driven by slightly favourable movements in exchange rate and ocean freight rates.

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Forest Growing Research Conference

With the introduction of the forest growing levy earlier this year the organisation of forest growing research has come under the oversight of a joint FOA/FFA forest research committee.

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Log Market - November 2014

After three months of export log price rises off the deep July low point, November saw a very mixed bag in terms of sentiment and outlook.

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Red Tape Blues

One of the real challenges with running a national operation in Australia is the lack of legislative and regulatory alignment across a wide range of business functions.

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Progress on National Environmental Standard

Many forest owners will be interested in the progress of a National Environmental Standard (NES) for plantation forestry in New Zealand. The NES aims to achieve improved consistency for the management of plantation forests under the RMA.

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Clarky's Comment - September 2014

It is too early to determine whether NZ plantation forest safety and the focus by WorkSafe and forest owners/managers over the past 12 months is yet impacting on the forest industry's safety performance.

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