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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.
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Work: +64 7 357 5356  Mobile:  +64 21 921 595

July, 2017

 Federated Farmers back FOA on Local Government charges for NES inspections

Federated Farmers, representing the owners of what they estimate is 274,292 hectares of forests on farmland in New Zealand, have backed FOA objections to proposed local government charges for monitoring permitted activities under the yet to be implemented National Environment Standard for Plantation Forestry.

Federated Farmers has summitted to MPI that the proposal for charging will have a negative effect on farm scale forest production, and will not be efficient nor effective as it will be 're-introducing unwarranted variation, uncertainty and ineffectiveness' - the very features the introduction of the NES-PF was meant to fix. Federated Farmers state many farmers have planted out trees; as diversification of their land investment, for soil conservation and erosion control, shelter for stock and as a 'low-impact land use to balance other highly prod uctive areas of the farm'.

Source: Forest Owners Association

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