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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 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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May, 2020

 Forest Owners pledge support in Budget measures to assist economic recovery

The Forest Owners Association says it’s keen to work with government and with the rest of the primary industries to implement government investment aimed at reviving the economy after the COVID-19 crisis.

The President, Phil Taylor, says forestry will have an important role in both employment for exports, and in supporting domestic processing.

“Forestry has a lead role in New Zealand’s economic recovery.  We are on track to be earning $7b a year in export receipts and we are a major employer, especially in regional New Zealand.”

“We are keen that the $500 million to support the primary sector announced in the Budget will include the forest industry.  We will be a major contributor in using our trees in the fight against climate change over the next few years, and there is the need to integrate all land uses in this huge challenge.”

“The Budget allocation of $43.4 million for ‘Rebuilding Forestry Emissions Trading Scheme’ appears also to represent a major step in making the ETS a real instrument for this purpose.”

“There are other areas of the Budget announced today that we are interested in too, such as loans to boost research and development, a spend on improving rail services and ports, both of which are important for log transport and export.”

“We’ve noted free trades’ training for our increasingly mechanised industry, improved access for Maori into training, and a boost to Trade and Enterprise for helping access into overseas markets.  A larger spend on biosecurity is another investment which will further protect the rural landscape across a range of land use.”

“Another important announcement is the $5 billion for building 8,000 new homes.  We hope there are government efforts to ensure the use of timber as much as possible.  This would reduce the use of carbon emitting steel and concrete and really help our domestic processing industry and we would really support this.”

Phil Taylor 027 487 6890

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