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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 2020 - “46° South Revisited”


Programme includes:

  • Interest Group Meetings
  • Council Meeting and AGM
  • Three Field Days  
    • Western Southland - Syndicate forestry & Koura management in a Douglas Fir forest
    • Central Southland - Industrial site visit & integrated farm
    • Northern Southand - Douglas Fir management & wilding control
  • Awards Dinner
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Conference 2019

Please click here if you would like to view the presentations and other documents from Conference 2019

Wellington Branch Field Day - Poplars and Willows; Truffles

A field day in which we can visit two properties near Levin; Wilkinsons’ poplar and willow arboretum and Coopers’ truffière with redwoods and cedars. Details are in the accompanying document. We will join with the Middle Districts branch so expect to meet some friends. Dress warmly and bring your own lunch; it will be a full day and may be cold and wet.

9.30am Sunday 12 July 2020

Aspendale, 101 Takapuna Road, Mankau 

Please RSVP to Hamish 


Middle Districts Field Day - Fire & Forestry

The next MDFFA “Field day” will be a workshop on fire – risks, processes, mitigation, rejigged fire fighting service, legal situation, insurance, etc.  

Speakers will include experienced fire fighters, researchers, previous fire service office holders,  display of hardware, etc.   

 1.00 p.m Saturday 25 July 2020

St John’s Hall, Bowen Street, Feilding  

No charge (but a donation for the local fire brigade in attendance would be appreciated) afternoon tea provided. 

Please register either by phone 06 322 1254 (leave a message) or email  



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