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About Tenco
Tenco is one of New Zealand’s largest exporters of forest products. We have built to this position since 1991 when the company was set up to export lumber to growing Asian export markets.  Experience and reputation count; from small beginnings Tenco has become the largest independent exporter of New Zealand lumber and New Zealand’s 4th largest log exporter.  Tenco has a regular shipping program of their own log vessels and in combination with these and other ships currently calls  at 7 New Zealand ports (5 North Island and 2 South Island).
 
Tenco buys standing forests.  Tenco currently has a number of forests which they purchased at harvestable age to log over a number of years for export and domestic markets.  Tenco also regularly buys smaller tracts of forest to harvest immediately or immature forests to hold until harvest time.  Tenco is interested in broadening  the  base of owners from whom it purchases forests and stands of trees.  A deal with Tenco is a certain transaction.  The owner and Tenco will agree on a value of the tree crop and then Tenco will pay this amount to the owner either in a lump sum amount or on rate per volume unit out-turn from the forest depending on the nature of the tree crop.
 
Tenco knows there are a lot of farmers who have trees that are close or ready to harvest and will be asking themselves how they should proceed with the sale of their trees.  For some farmers the kind of certain transaction with money in the bank could well be appealing. Tenco is actively interested in buying harvestable forests or trees from areas including all the North Island (except the Gisborne and East Coast districts) and Nelson & Marlborough in the South Island .
 
If you own a forest in this area (16 years and older) and are ready to enter into this kind of agreement Tenco is interested to develop something with you.
Please contact: Josh.Bannan@tenco.co.nz 
Work: +64 7 357 5356  Mobile:  +64 21 921 595  www.tenco.co.nz
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Forest Owners Association News Media Statement, 20 October 2017

 Valuable years lost for forestry means unified approach needed

The Forest Owners Association says the priority put on new forest plantings by New Zealand First entering the coalition presents an enormous challenge to the new government and industry alike.
 
Forest Owners President Peter Clark says issues such as diminishing log supply in Northland and road infrastructure stress in Poverty Bay and elsewhere need to be addressed by government and industry working together.
 
“We need to find solutions which will benefit all parts of the forest and processing chain, as well as local communities.”
 
“I’m concerned about the recent rhetoric of the evils of neo-liberalism, when most of these issues can be resolved around the table by the players with central and local government support and encouragement.”
 
“It’s been clear that both Stuart Nash from Labour and Shane Jones from New Zealand First would make an informed and active Minister of Forests.  Both understand the need for a clear sense of progress around the difficulties in our industry.”
 
“We’ve lost valuable years when there should have been more trees planted out to provide another income option for pastoral agriculture on marginal land and to increase wood supply for sawmillers.  We’ve also had plenty of notice that trees are the only immediate lever the government has available to significantly offset industry and agriculture carbon emissions.”
 
“The Ministry for the Environment Report yesterday painted a gloomy picture of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emission status.  Getting back to more trees being planting than harvested is vital.”
 
“So it’s a breath of fresh air, almost literally, to get a government expressing a priority on afforestation.”
 
Peter Clark say both Maori land owners and farmers will play a key role in meeting afforestation targets.
 
“Federated Farmers has just issued a statement supporting more trees for carbon absorption and wanting to get recognised for making this contribution right down to a small scale woodlot.  This is important, as is making sure farmers are well advised on silviculture so they can grow good trees and maximise the profits they will make at harvest time.”
 
Peter Clark says it will not be easy to get planting up to the levels the new government is thinking of.
 
“The nurseries will take time to gear up production and there is a chronic shortage of seasonal labour, especially in planting, in our sector already.”
 
“The government has to make some critical decisions as to how to support the forest expansion they are promising. They could make a good start by getting some trees in on Crown land.”
 
“I’d also assume whoever is Minister will be talking to iwi very soon, especially in the North, to get some early planting going.”
 
For more information
Peter Clark
‘ph 021 726 197

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