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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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JOINT MEDIA RELEASE 14 August 2008.

Ecologic Foundation
Environment & Conservation Organisations of New Zealand (EC0)
Greenpeace Aotearoa New Zealand
NZ Forest Owners Association
NZ Farm Forestry Association
NZ Pine Manufacturers Association
Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society
Sustainable Energy Forum
Wood Processors Association of New Zealand
WWF New Zealand

 Illegal Logging Imports Must Stop

Environmental and forestry groups today called upon the government to urgently toughen up regulations to stop products from illegally logged forests being imported or used in New Zealand.

They also urged consumers and those trading in wood products to play their part.

In a joint statement, they said importers and retailers should have evidence from their suppliers that wooden furniture, hardwood decking and fire logs are being sourced from legal and sustainably managed forests, and be able to provide this to consumers who will understandably want it before they purchase.
"Illegal logging, especially in the tropics, is causing huge environmental and social damage and undermines the markets for legal forest products," says Greenpeace forests campaigner Grant Rosoman.

"The government continues to talk about the problem but do nothing. We need regulations now to stem the multimillion dollar import of illegal wood products into New Zealand and support moves by producer nations to halt illegal logging."

Forest Owners Association chief executive David Rhodes says the New Zealand forest industry and environmental groups are committed to sustainable forestry and "illegal logging is not sustainable."

"Illegal logging and the destruction of rainforests have unfairly sullied the reputation of all wood and forest products - even those derived from sustainably managed plantation forests - especially among affluent northern hemisphere consumers," he says.

Clearly the focus of our efforts here are on dealing with imported material from dubious origins. The safeguards that exist domestically mean that legality is not a concern when dealing with wood sourced from planted forests in New Zealand.

He cautions, however, that if New Zealand is to speak out internationally against the effects of illegal logging on climate change, biodiversity and the economics of sustainable forestry practice, it must provide proof that wood or paper from our own forests is legal. The industry, through the Wood Processors Association is currently working on a process to provide such verification.

Mr Rhodes commended forestry minister Jim Anderton's intention to raise the issue of illegal logging during his visit to Indonesia this week.

"But it is clear that action to address illegal logging at source needs to be complemented by action in New Zealand, which is one of the many countries where products from illegally logged forests are sold."

Mr Rosoman, who has just returned from Indonesia, endorsed this and noted that Indonesia's environment minister had previously called on importing countries to help stem the market for illegally logged forest products.

Sustainable Energy Forum spokesperson Molly Melhuish emphasised that a sustainable and vibrant forest industry is needed in New Zealand to create cost-effective and carbon-neutral wood fuels to reduce our dependence on coal, gas and oil.

"Imported firelogs and other fuel products should not be sold here unless it comes from a legal and sustainable source," she said.

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 For more information, contact Grant Rosoman Tel 03 382 5476 or 021 428 415, or David Rhodes Tel 04 913 8702 or 0274 955 525

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