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

October, 2012


Farm Forestry Timbers held their inaugural meeting on 17th November 2012. It was agreed to constitute the Society by resolution.

The Rules of the Farm Forestry Timbers Society can be downloaded here.

Follows is the Notice to Members of the Farm Forestry Timbers Branch and meeting agenda.

Notice to Members of the Farm Forestry Timbers Branch


Inaugural Meeting of the FFT Branch:

Time and Date: 5:30 p.m., Saturday 17 November 2012

Venue: Lakeland Resort, 282 Lake Terrace, Taupo
(2 km south of commercial centre)

This meeting is to be held during the Interest (/Action) Groups Weekend 17-18 November and precedes the Meet and Greet hour at the Lakeland Resort.  For a Programme and Registration Form for the Interest Groups Weekend, go to or request copies from NZFFA National Office.

Farm Forestry Timbers Meeting Agenda

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Notice of Motion:

“That this meeting -

  • Agree to set up a Farm Forestry Timbers Society which will affiliate as a Branch of NZFFA
  • Adopt the Draft Rules as circulated of the Farm Forestry Timbers Society*
  • Apply to the Registrar of Incorporated Societies for registration of the Farm Forestry Timbers Society as an incorporated society.”

Explanation:  We propose to set up a Society which will affiliate as a Branch of NZFFA as allowed for under NZFFA’s present Constitution and Rules.  This would enable people who wish to be involved in the activities of the FFT Branch/Society, but otherwise do not want to be members of NZFFA, to participate as members of FFT without being full members of NZFFA.  However, NZFFA would provide the same administration services for FFT Society-only members, as for full members of NZFFA, and for this service Society-only members would pay an administration levy to NZFFA.  Currently the Men of Trees is another organisation which is affiliated to NZFFA as a branch.

*For a copy of the Draft Rules go to or request a copy from NZFFA National Office.

  • Election of Officers:
  • Chairman
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer (or one person may serve as Secretary/Treasurer)
  • Committee Members to make up a total with the above of 6.

FFT members may submit written (including email) nominations for the above in advance of the meeting but the person nominated must signify their willingness to serve.  FFT members who will not be at the meeting but want to offer themselves for any of the above positions should contact Dean Satchell or Bruce Bulloch.

  • General Business
  • Closure

Contacts for further information:
    Dean Satchell, ph. 09 407 5525,
    Bruce Bulloch, ph. 06 357 7338,
    NZFFA National Office, ph. 04 472 0432,

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