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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: 
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January, 2011

 International Year of Forests

Advent of 2011 sees the International Year of Biodiversity succeeded by the International Year of Forests. The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests. Background information on the website includes:

  • forests cover 31% of total land area;
  • the livelihoods of 1.6 billion people depend on forests;
  • 300 million people live in forests;
  • forests are home to 80% of terrestrial biodiversity.

Internationally the year will formally be launched at the Ninth Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests in New York, 24 January to 4 February, but in fact related events have been in progress since October 2010. In New Zealand, a calendar of events is being coordinated by a IYF Coordinating Committee consisting of:

  • Daniel Miles, Wood Processors' Association of NZ, Ph: 04 473 9220, e-mail;

  • Glen Mackie, Senior Policy Analyst, NZ Forest Owners Association, Mobile 0274 450116, e-mail;

  • Andrew McEwen, President, NZ Institute of Forestry, Ph 04 476 6163, e-mail:;

  • Avinash Shrivastava, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ph 04 894 0709, e-mail

  • Other organisations are welcome to contribute their events - contact one of the committee.

Events confirmed include the combined New Zealand and Australian Institutes of Forestry conference at Sky City in Auckland, 2-5 May (see, and a major "Winning With Wood" forestry expo in Rotorua, 5-7 September (see

In April an innovative energy efficient house will be displayed on the Wellington waterfront before disassembly and shipment to compete in the "Solar Decathlon" in Washington DC in USA.

The NZ Farm Forestry Association (NZFFA) will hold its annual conference in Masterton, 10-14 April.

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