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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: Josh.Bannan@tenco.co.nz 
Work: +64 7 357 5356  Mobile:  +64 21 921 595  www.tenco.co.nz
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May, 2017

 Budget fails to plan for forest future

Forest Owners Association President Peter Clark says the Budget is money for urban New Zealanders’ immediate concerns, and he says it fails to provide and prepare for the scale of afforestation necessary for New Zealand to meet its Paris Agreement commitments on climate change.

FOA Media Release 25/5/2017

“There is the status quo allocation of $19.5 million in the Budget for the Afforestation Grants Scheme, which was set up some time ago to encourage more tree planting to lock up atmospheric carbon.  But the AGS just scratches the surface of what is needed, and being tax-payer funded is not the answer to the problem.”

“There is plenty of private money, both within New Zealand and offshore that would invest in tree planting if the policies impacting on land use and land values were to put forestry on a level playing field with pastoral agriculture.”

Peter Clark says forestry and timber processing may benefit from a further cash injection for the railway network, funds for primary industry research and a boost in our trade access resources.  But he says he can’t see any priority for what the government has already acknowledged as another serious problem, of recruitment and training of workers in the primary industries, including forestry. 

“Just a year ago the government launched its Primary Industry Champions scheme as a major project.  Now, it seems to have lost momentum.  In forestry, we have an acute labour shortage that is only going to get worse unless something major is done, and that applies right through most of the primary sector,” Peter Clark says.

He says another serious gap in the Budget is the lack of funding for the regional road network.

“Unbelievable amounts in this Budget are going into sorting the traffic woes of New Zealand’s big cities, but there is an equally great need for funding to back up the cash strapped local authorities who are trying to keep local roads going and servicing the industries which generate the taxes to fund the Budget in the first place.”

For further information contact;

Peter Clark

ph 021 726 197

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