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August, 2016

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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 regularly buys smaller tracts of forest to harvest immediately or immature forests to hold until harvest time. 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 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.
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Eucalyptus Beetle Investigation Underway

Eucalyptus Beetle (paropsisterna beata) Investigation Underway

MPI has been conducting an investigation on a suspect eucalyptus beetle found on firewood as a result of a posting on NatureWatch.  The notifier collected fallen eucalyptus branches for firewood from a roadside near Waikanae and took them back home to Trentham, Upper Hutt.  The beetle specimens collected off the firewood for identification have been confirmed as Paropsisterna beata (i.e. the same beetle found in Whitemans Valley and was subject to a response in 2012 and declared eradicated in 2015).  The investigation is continuing, and MPI will be discussing the investigation findings and recommendations with FOA in the near future.

Please report sightings of this beetle to MPI by ringing the Ministry’s pest and disease hotline 0800 80 99 66.  It is helpful to take photos, collect samples and record the location where it was detected.

Please also let the NZFFA or the NZFOA know if you find any evidence of this unwanted organism.

  • Glenn Tims NZFFA on (04) 472 0432 or email
  • Venise Comfort NZFOA (04) 473 4769 or email

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