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Tenco logo About Tenco
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: 
Work: +64 7 357 5356  Mobile:  +64 21 921 595

Conference 2021 - “Trees in a political landscape”

24 to 28 March 2021, Wellington

Programme includes:

  • Interest Group Meetings
  • Council Meeting and AGM
  • A day of speaker sessions and panel discussions
  • Two and a half days of field trips
    • Options for port visit, botanic gardens or Zealandia
    • Eastern Wellington region field day
    • Western Wellington region field day
  • Awards Dinner

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Lower North Branch AGM & Field Trip

Saturday 20 February 2021  

Save the Date

Davis' Property Helensville.


Lower North Branch - Gibbs Farm Tour

Friday 19 March 2021

A charitable fundraiser for the Port Albert Settlers Museum, co-ordinated by Peter Berg. This is an opportunity to tag along with other members of the public.

An extraordinary collection of privately commissioned sculptures which complement the sweeping landscape.

The entry fee will be approximately $30.00 per person. This event was scheduled for 2020 but postponed due to Covid 19 lockdown.

Contact Peter Berg 021 421 291 for more details.



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