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: Josh.Bannan@tenco.co.nz
Work: +64 7 357 5356 Mobile: +64 21 921 595 www.tenco.co.nz
Joint efforts under way after unwanted pest detected in Tauranga
Biosecurity New Zealand is working with primary sector and Te Tiriti partners after a single confirmed egg mass belonging to the moth pest the fall armyworm was found in Tauranga.
The moth is found around the world and is present in the Americas, Africa and Asia, and more recently has been found in Papua New Guinea and parts of Australia.
Biosecurity New Zealand deputy director-general Stuart Anderson said the fall armyworm was a hitchhiker pest. A risk analysis by Biosecurity New Zealand last year showed it was likely to arrive as an adult moth from Australia via strong winds within the next five years.
“Our risk analysis found it would struggle to establish here as areas with preferred hosts do not necessarily have the correct climate to suit fall armyworm. It is a tropical species that thrives in very warm climates.
“If it was required, the moth can be treated with several products, many of which are already used in New Zealand for other kinds of pests.
“This moth has been on our radar for some time, and we have worked closely with our primary sector partners on keeping it out through things like importing requirements on risk goods, as well as encouraging growers to remain vigilant for signs of the pest."
Mr Anderson said the analysis last year showed the pest was unlikely to establish, however, Biosecurity New Zealand and its industry partners were taking a cautious approach.
“We're committed to working with sector and Te Tiriti partners to decide next steps. Its important people report any findings to us and call our exotic pests and diseases line on 0800 80 99 66 or report online https://report.mpi.govt.nz/pest/”
Mr Anderson said the eggs were found on a Gypsy moth trap in Tauranga and then tested, before being destroyed. There is no evidence of an established population.
“We do have other types of armyworm moth in New Zealand, but this particular species, which thrives in very warm climates, can pose a threat to arable crops and other horticultural species if it becomes a large population.”
“We’ll be investigating further with our sector and Te Tiriti partners and will provide updates when we have more information,” he said.
For more information, contact the MPI media phone: 029 894 0328 or email BiosecurityNZ_media@mpi.govt.nz