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SOUTH EAST FOREST RESCUE
CHIPMILL BLOCKADE 5 JULY 2006

EDEN CHIPMILL MASS RALLY 2 JULY
CHIPMILL CONVEYOR BELT LOCK-ON
WOODCHIPPERS BREAK TRUCK RECORD
NIPPON PAPER LETTER
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WOODCHIPPING SUX STICKERS
CHIP SHIP ACTION PICS

CHIPMILL BLOCKADE 5 JULY 2006
"Possum," a treesitter at Edrom Road blockade on July 5. Her efforts helped to stop traffic into the chipmill for 6 hours. She was arrested for her efforts.

South East Forest Rescue
has a new website at: www.myspace.com/southeastforestrescue

EDEN CHIPMILL MASS RALLY

The chipmill rally on 2 July 2006 was a great success, with 600 - 700 people braving cold winter weather, many of them travelling great distances to tell governments and corporations that they will not put up with native forest woodchipping. Check here for more details. See some good photos from the rally.

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CHIPMILL CONVEYOR BELT LOCK-ON

For more than a full work shift on 10 June 2005 all woodchipping stopped at the Eden mill when 10 people, with support from an outside crew entered the mill and attached
to the conveyor belt  which moves chips from the chipper to the stockpile.
The only work done was some minor maintenance, although the canteen was very busy selling cups of coffee, especially to the police.
This is the first time that conservationists have succeeded in entering the mill since the new security fence has been in place. In January 2006 conservationists again entered the mill and stopped work by locking on to truck unloaders.

Pic opposite shows conservationists locked on to the chipmill conveyor belt

Greens Councillor Keith Hughes and friend monitor log trucks a few days before Xmas

 

WOODCHIPPERS BREAK TRUCK RECORD

Our 2004 chipmill vigil reported record high truck numbers, on average 163 per day. The previous average was 130.
Previous highest recorded tally for a single day during a woodchip vigil was 146. A vigil in December 2005 again recorded 160 trucks.
These survey results are devastating and our worst ever result.


• a higher proportion (79%) of log loads contained old growth trees

• a smaller proportion (less than 10 %) were offcuts from sawmills.

Both of these findings are in direct conflict with industry and Government claims.

• high numbers of split logs on trucks. Company spokesmen often state that the mill no longer needs to split logs. They cite this as “evidence” that they no longer use large old trees.
This is simply not true. Evidence gathered during the survey shows that the chipmill still uses a high proportion of enormous logs, but they are now split before trucking, not at the mill.
This is a con intended to fool the public and save the chipmill money.

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NIPPON PAPER LETTER
Write to Nippon Paper, owner of the Eden chipmill and major buyer of Tasmanian woodchips. Ask them not to recognise the disreputable Australian Forestry Standard as an acceptable form of certification under their environmental policy.

Print out this letter and send to the address on the letter.

* English language version

* Japanese language version.

Let us know when you have posted your letter so that we can keep a tally of the number of letters sent.
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CHIPSTOPPER

Spring 2004
Winter 2004
Summer 2005
Winter 2005
Spring 2005
Summer 2006
Autumn 2006
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Autumn 2007

Winter 2007

 


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WOODCHIPPING SUX STICKERS

The old classic is back. 21.5cm x 7cm on paper with waterproof glaze. There must be a million and one uses for a handy item like this.
$2.00 each
$35 for 20
$75 for 50
price includes postage
Ask us about the special price for activists.

chipstop@forests.org.au

Or send your order with cheque or MO to CHIPSTOP at:
PO Box 797, Bega NSW 2550, Australia

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Woodchip mill security guard confronts one of 30 conservationists heading for the Keisho Maru
CHIP SHIP ACTION PICS

 


Woodchip mill worker hoses protesters with cold water just as winter arrives in Eden

Conservationists about to lock themselves to woodchip loader

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