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Southem Online 227

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Southern Hemisphere Forest Industry Journal Online news briefs. SOUTHEM Online - Issue 227 – 9 September 2009
Southern Hemisphere Forest Industry Journal Online news briefs. SOUTHEM Online - Issue 227 – 9 September 2009

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SOUTHEM ONLINE
Southern Hemisphere Forest Industry Journal Online news briefsSOUTHEM Online - Issue 227 – 9 September 2009Welcome to Southem Online Issue 227. Just what are fire agencies in Victoria, Australia, upto? Last February 173 people died when bushfires ripped through the states native andplanted forests and destroyed grasslands and townships. Yet the impression being given isthat 2009 may have been something of a one-off event – why? See more in the podcastbelow. Want to send this edition to a friend? Just clickForward to a Friend.
REGISTRATION FOR SOUTHEM ONLINE
SOUTHEM Online is sent out to 14,000 recipients worldwide, including those involved inforestry and forest industries as well associated services and agencies. You can register for this free e-news headlines service. Send an email tosubscribe@southem.comor go toSubscribe.If you would prefer not to receive further issues of this service, please reply to me at emailinfo@southem.com with the word ‘Remove’ in the subject. If you have any queries or suggestions, please feel free to contact me.Kind regardsMike SmithEditor and Director Email: info@southem.comURL: www.southem.com
SPONSORS’ MESSAGES
Help keep this publication free – please visit our sponsors today! Contactsales@southem.com for sponsorship details.
FORSIGHT RESOURCES, LLC
FORSight Resources, LLC, is a private consulting firm that specializes in forest managementplanning and related services to the forestry and natural resources sectors. Our staff bringstogether decades of combined forestry and GIS/GPS experience to provide a full suite of decision support offerings for natural resource management. The company’s offerings includeforest planning, inventory, acquisition due diligence, wood and fiber supply studies, growthand yield modeling, GIS analysis and custom programming, as well as other decision supportservices geared specifically towards natural resource management. FORSight Resources isan authorized Business Partner for Trimble and ESRI, offering sales and support for their respective products. With 3 offices located in South Carolina, Wisconsin and Washington,FORSight Resources is well-positioned to serve clients throughout North America andabroad.For more information, please contact Bruce Carroll (SC) +1-843.552.0717, Chuck Stiff (WI)+1-608.868.2799, or Karl Walters (WA) +1-360.882.9030, email us atinfo@FORSightResources.comor visit our web site http://www.FORSightResources.com for more information. You can also learn more about FORSight at the PODCAST:http://www.southem.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=877&Itemid=2
HELI HARVEST LTD PROVIDING AERIAL HEAVY LIFTING SERVICES
Heli Harvest is New Zealand’s leading heavy helicopter operator. The company has vastexperience in heavy lifting tasks, including timber harvesting, firefighting, disaster relief,
 
construction, vineyard frost protection and cellphone tower installation. Heli Harvest operatestwo Mi-8 heliopters. For more information, go to:http://www.heliharvest.co.nz/index.cfm/
CONTINUING EDUCATION IN FOREST FINANCE AND ECONOMICS COURSE
The Department of Forest and Wood Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa ispresenting a Precision Forestry Symposium in Stellenbosch from 1 to 3 March 2010. For detail refer towww.sun.ac.za/forestryor contact Pierre Ackerman atpacker@sun.ac.za 
FOREST BUSINESS MASTERS DEGREE ASSISTANTSHIP
The University of Georgia Center for Forest Business announces the availability of a Master of Forest Resources Graduate Assistantship in Forest Business beginning January 2010. For details please contact:Bob Izlar, + 1.706.542.6819,bizlar@warnell.uga.edu For more information about MFR, MS or PhD degree programs in Forest Business see:http://www.forestry.uga.edu/h/centers/cfbFor University of Georgia Graduate School admission requirements, please see:http://www.gradsch.uga.edu****************************************
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
Items headlined in SOUTHEM Online are drawn from a number of sources. The source of the item is quoted, either by publication or organisations in line with the practice of fair reporting. Items originally published in Spanish are translated by TMS Ltd. Every effort ismade to ensure use of paid wire service material is avoided at all times. Should users wish toutilise SOUTHEM Online on their own web sites, we request that this is done to accuratelyreflect the current layout to ensure attribution is appropriate.************************************************
PODCAST: HELI HARVEST ‘SURPRISE’ OVER VIC FIRE SEASON’S ‘BUSINESS ASUSUAL’
A New Zealand heavy lift helicopter operator has expressed surprised that Australianauthorities have made no provision to use the company’s services in the looming bushfireseason following successful operations in the February 2009 disaster. For more details, go tothe Podcast.http://www.southem.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1061&Itemid=2
PODCAST: FORESTERS FEAR IMPACT ON INVESTMENT FROM ETS CHANGES
Moves on emissions trading have switched New Zealand’s forestry investment profile frombeing very stable to very risky in terms of government policy, says a Roger Dickie of the KyotoForestry Association (KFA).http://www.southem.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1040&Itemid=2************************************************
ARAUCO FORESTS IN FSC CERTIFICATION BID TO BOOST MARKET ACCESS
The large Chilean forest products group, Arauco, has started a program of environmental andsocial certification in managing its forest estate in Chile in the hope of better accessing keymarkets in Europe and Asia.http://www.southem.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1060&Itemid=2************************************************
 
FORESTRY, PULP AND PAPER IN BRAZIL CLIMATE CHANGE ALLIANCE
Brazil’s forest plantation growers and pulp and paper industry and technical associations areamong 14 major organisations that have formed the Brazilian Climate Alliance with the aim of contribution solid proposals for the negotiations related to the UN Framework Convention onClimate Change.http://www.southem.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1059&Itemid=2************************************************
A3P WELCOMES PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY INTO TROUBLED MIS SECTOR
The Australian plantation and paper industry agency, A3P, says the vital role of retail forestryinvestment has been recognised by a parliamentary inquiry into troubled agribusinessmanagement investment schemes.http://www.southem.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1058&Itemid=2************************************************
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST SOUGHT FOR GREAT SOUTHERN ASSETS
Meanwhile, the receivers and managers of the Great Southern Group have called for expressions of interest to identify likely buyers for the failed MIS entity’s assets.http://www.southem.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1057&Itemid=2************************************************
MONDI STARTS RECYCLED PAPER MACHINE IN POLAND
The South African paper and packaging group Mondi has announced that its new 470,000-tonPM7 lightweight recycled containerboard paper machine, in Swiecie, in Poland, has beenstarted up and is producing paper, Engineering News has reported.http://www.southem.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1056&Itemid=2************************************************
GOVT URGED TO SIMPLIFY REAFFORESTATION RULES TO BOOST CARBON STORE
Meanwhile, the Australian Plantation Products and Paper Industry Council (A3P) has urgedthe government to ease onerous rules in a proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme toboost the likelihood more commercial timber plantations will be established to ensure thecountry’s full carbon store potential will be realised.http://www.southem.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1055&Itemid=2************************************************
IBM SUPERCOMPUTER TO AID NZ CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH
Meanwhile, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand hasbrought one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers – said to be the largest in thesouthern hemisphere – to use for climate change research.http://www.southem.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1054&Itemid=2************************************************
BORDER TIMBERS STRIPS MIDDLE MANAGEMENT IN RESTRUCTURING
Zimbabwe’s Border Timbers reports it has completed a restructuring exercise that has seen itsplit into three autonomous units and “retrench” 48 supervisory to middle managementemployees.

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