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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 
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Forest Growers Levy Trust Media release, 5 October 2015.

 Forest grower poll open

Voting is now open for the person who will represent owners of smaller forests on the Forest Growers Levy Trust board.

Voting is now open for the person who will represent owners of smaller forests on the Forest Growers Levy Trust board.

The two candidates are Guy Farman, managing director of Farman Turkington Forestry and Steve Wilton, managing director of Forest Enterprises. Both have strong forestry credentials and are based in the Wairarapa.

Anyone who owns a ‘qualifying forest’ of between 4 and 1000 hectares, planted before 1 October 2003, may vote in the election that opened on Monday 5 October and closes on Friday 16 October.

The election is the first to have been held since a commodity levy was applied to harvested plantation logs in January 2014. Three of the six elected board members retired this year after only one year in office. In the future, three directors will retire every second year after a four-year term.

All three members who retired this year offered themselves for re-election. The two representing owners of larger forests, Paul Nicholls and Philip Taylor, have been declared to be re-elected as they were the only candidates for the two vacancies. They join sitting directors David Balfour and Bill McCallum on the board as representatives of owners of larger forests.

With two nominations – existing board member Steve Wilton and newcomer Guy Farman – for the one ‘small forest’ vacancy, an election is needed. This is taking the form of a secret on-line ballot where each forest owner gets one vote.

The successful candidate will join sitting director Ian Jackson of South Canterbury in representing the interests of owners of smaller forests on the board. 
Trust chair, Geoff Thompson, says the forest growers levy raised $7.96 million in 2014 for activities that benefit all forest owners, including research, forest health, safety and training.

“In its first 18 months the Trust has funded some excellent work on behalf of all forest owners. But I strongly encourage individual levy payers to take time to inform themselves about this work and to vote for the candidate they believe will best represent their interests,” he says.

For more information about the activities of the Trust, visit www.fglt.org.nz. To find out more about the candidates, the voting process and to cast a vote, visit the Forest Voice website, www.forestvoice.org.nz

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For more information, contact Geoff Thompson, Tel 027 445 3455


Trevor Walton
FGLT communications
Tel 021 381 465

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