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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 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

NZFFA Annual conference was from 24 to 28 March 2021, held in Wellington

NZFFA Conference 2021 Speaker Presentations:

Seeing the Forest for the Trees - Seminar

Harcourts Hastings Wednesday 30 June 2021 2.30-6.00pm

307 Karamu Road North, Hastings

Hear from the following speakers:

  • Michelle McCabe, Forest 360 - The ETS & Missed Opportunities
  • Campbell Leckie, HBRC - Right Tree, Right Place
  • ED & Dave Saathof, Saathof Forestry Services - What to look for in a Forest Manager
  • Paul Morgan, Carlile Dowling - Forestry Rights & setting up Joint Ventures for Forestry
  • Harcourts Rural - Selling your Prized Asset

Followed by a panel discussion and drinks & nibbles.

Forestry Seminar Programme

RSVP Adrienne Mist 06 845 9100 or by or before Monday 28 June 2021.  Numbers are limited.


Primary Industries NZ Summit

Defining pathways to adaptation and value

6 & 7 July 2021, Christchurch Town Hall

The Summit brings farmers and producers from across the broad range of NZ’s primary industries together with policy makers, regulators and other key sector stakeholders from the primary industries value chain, from Iwi through to research and science communities, technologists and agribusiness marketers

This unique event provides a forum to hear a selection of world class experts delivering insights that will support and enable the sector to plan and prepare for its transition and adaptation to a sustainable future.

Themes for Summit include:

  • Developing the primary sector workforce capacity and capability
  • Creating partnerships to deliver innovation in the transition to a low carbon economy
  • Investing in adaptation
  • Deploying technology and innovation to solve complex challenges
  • A road map towards achieving sustainable land use
  • Regenerative agriculture in a New Zealand – science of belief system?

2021 Agenda

NZFFA Members are entitled to an extra $100 discount* on the registration pricing to the Primary Industries Summit. To qualify, enter the promotional code M6QJ9L when booking online at   

*Note: discount will work for (1) registration at a time. 


Dothistroma Survey Training Course

Scion Campus, Rotorua 13 July 2021

The Dothistroma Control Committee (DCC) is offering a training opportunity for people wishing to become skilled in aerial dothistroma survey on the 13th and 14th July 2021.

The Course will be run at Timberlands Office on the Scion Campus, Rotorua on July 13th July with the 14th as a backup day in case of poor weather.  The first part of the day will cover:

  • Health and safety, 
  • Various foliage diseases found in radiata, 
  • Survey techniques, 
  • Mapping and data capture
  • Planning and implementing a survey.

The afternoon will include practical aerial survey from a helicopter.

Intending participants should be prepared to be in Rotorua for two days in case the aerial component on the first day has to be postponed.

The DCC is funding this course, but participants will have to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.  A start time of 0880 on the 13th is planned.  Helen Chapman is coordinating the course and providing the training.

Intending participants should contact the Secretary (Don Hammond, 0274 885 940, or ) prior to registering.  Numbers are limited and will be on a first come first served basis.




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