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

May, 2016

 Fire and Emergency New Zealand

The NZ Farm Forestry Association (NZFFA ) welcomes the Minister of Internal Affairs’ (Peter Dunne) announcement that Budget 2016 will include $303m to modernise and combine New Zealand’s urban and rural fire services into a new organisation - Fire and Emergency New Zealand. 

Farm Forestry Association
Media release
2nd May 2016

In particular, the NZFFA welcomes the removal of the artificial distinction in the current law between forestry and other rural and urban activities when it comes to the provision and funding of firefighting. 

“We look forward to all Kiwis being treated the same” says NZFFA President Dean Satchell “rather than the present situation where forest owners (but not other rural or urban dwellers) can be levied for fighting fires that they did not cause. 

Widening the levy base and deterrents to levy avoidance will ensure that both large and small property owners and motorists will pay their fair share towards the cost of fire and emergency services”

The NZFFA also is pleased to see that the Government has committed up to $40 million of Crown funding over four years from 2017/18 to Fire and Emergency New Zealand to help fund the cost of non-fire activities such as responding to medical emergencies, floods or other natural emergencies.

“Given that all Kiwis benefit from these activities, it is only appropriate that they be funded from the public purse rather than from insurance levies” said Don Wallace, NZFFA's spokesperson on fire. 

The changes will also include measures to better support rural and urban volunteers who make up 80% of the workforce.  “We must remember that we are dependent on the goodwill of volunteers for much of our fire-fighting and we need to make sure they are well looked after” said Mr Wallace.

For more information, contact Dean Satchell 021 2357554 or Don Wallace 027 4445123

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