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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

2nd Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum

Creating healthy communities and ecosystems for a resilient future, 2-6 September 2019, Christchurch, New Zealand

The Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum (OESF) 2019 will be held from 2-6 Sept 2019 in Christchurch and will bring together policy-makers, community leaders and researchers with the aspiration of ‘Creating healthy communities and ecosystems for a resilient future’.

The forum programme and topics are outlined below.

We are inviting potential sponsors to consider the sponsorship opportunities for this event (see also attached sponsorship prospectus) and get in touch with us.

We are also calling for abstracts, workshop proposals as well as community and other side events for this exciting upcoming forum. Please follow this link to make a programme submission 

Forum outline

Forum topics

Topic 1: Data, assessment and reporting of ecosystem services

  • Approaches for monetary and non-monetary valuation of natural capital and ecosystem services
  • Efforts to develop and use environmental-economic accounting
  • Monitoring of natural capital and ecosystem services (current state/condition, trends/changes) and suitable indicators 
  • Advances in government reporting on ecosystem services

Topic 2: Ecosystem services in decision making processes

  • Investment in ecosystem services (e.g. payments for ecosystem services, impact investments, green finance, market-based mechanisms)
  • Using ecosystem services concepts at a sector level including in forestry, agriculture, fisheries, water and tourism
  • Building capacity of existing ecosystem services networks and community of practices, including support for youth skills development and empowerment
  • Institutional legal frameworks for employing an ecosystem services approach to natural resource decision making

Topic 3: Connections between natural capital, ecosystem services and human well-being 

  • Integrated ecological, economic, social and spatial approaches for examining ecosystem connections
  • Indigenous and local knowledge on ecosystem services and their contribution to well-being
  • The role of natural capital and ecosystem services in wellbeing approaches

Topic 4: Integration of ecosystem services across landscapes, sectors and disciplines

  • Ecosystem services connections across mountains to sea
  • Multi-sectoral and transdisciplinary research, policy or practice on ecosystem services


Registration for the forum is now open and early bird fees are available until 31st May.

Feel free to get in touch with the conference organisers if you have any general questions using this email oceaniaesforum@gmail.comor visit the forum website:



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