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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: Josh.Bannan@tenco.co.nz 
Work: +64 7 357 5356  Mobile:  +64 21 921 595  www.tenco.co.nz
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NZFFA Conference 2017
"The Challenge of Diverse Landforms"

Conference 2017 will be held at Feilding, Manawatu, Thursday 6th April - Sunday 9th April 2017. More>>

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Ministry for primary Industries Afforestation Grant Scheme Event

When: Thursday 10 November 1.45pm
Where: Canterbury A&P Show, MPI marquee, Dairy Row next to the Village Green Canterbury Agricultural Park

The Associate Minister for Primary Industries, the Hon Jo Goodhew and Director-General, Martyn Dunne invite you to join them to celebrate the achievements of the Afforestation Grant Scheme and welcome the 2016 funding results.

This event will give you the chance to hear directly from Minister Goodhew about the Afforestation Grant Scheme and how it contributes to New Zealand’s environment.

If you would like to attend please RSVP by Monday 7 November to anna.gordon@mpi.govt.nz or telephone 04 894 0246.

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South Canterbury branch AGM

Notice of AGM, South Canterbury Farm Forestry Association

Date: November 13th

Time: 12 oclock lunch, 1 pm AGM , later look at milling macrocarpa with a woodmizer  and view woodlots of radiate and macrocarpa

Where: Allan and Gail Laurie, 196 Maytown road , Waimate 

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Waitomo branch field day

Where – Jim Rogers, 421 Ouruwhero Road, Otorohanga                                                                                   

When – Thursday 17 November, 1.30pm

What – The usual gathering at the homestead followed by travel to the eucalypt trees and mill site for discussion.

Topic – Jim has had a portable mill for several decades and has experience milling numerous native and exotic timbers. The eucalypt trees of interest on the property are E. eugenioides and blaxlandii. Both species are classed as Class 2 for ground durability.

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Taupo Branch Field Day - John Crowley's Woodlot

Date:            Tuesday 22nd November, 2016 (rain or shine)
Time:            10:30am to 1:30pm
Where:         254 Whangamata Road, Kinloch
Contact:       Alan Coyle, Taupo Branch President, 027 276 4252

Bring a cut lunch and a thermos as we eat and listen to the following speakers:

1.  Intro from forest owner

2.  Scott Christenson from Pacific T&R
Scott will be talking about this new start-up business in Taupo which aims to extract terpenes and rosin compounds from Pinus radiata stumps and creating pharmaceutical quality extractives.

3. Graeme Young, Forest and Log Resource Manager, Tenon Taupo
Graeme’s topics will be wood quality, what affects it, and what it means in the mill; the importance of scheduling pruning (& recording it); and how he goes about appraising quality (& price) in the field & in the mill.

4.  Duncan Mills of WMS
Duncan will discuss logging, various sales options and the process each would entail.

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Northland totara working group field day

When: 23rd November

Where: Rehford farms Ltd. 1792 Mangakahia Road, (approx. 3km north of Titoki and about 35mins drive from Whangarei). Follow the field-day signs!

Totara for timber + biodiversity + riparian management!
See regenerating totara being used for multiple benefits on a dairy-farm. See trees ready for harvest.
See young stands under management.

Hear how management can enhance biodiversity and riparian areas.
Hear the latest on the legal issues around milling totara.
Hear about initiatives to develop a regional industry.

Download the flyer here >>

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Taupo Branch Field Day - Ben & Sylvia Lee's farm

Date:            Tuesday 29th November, 2016 (rain or shine)
Time:            10:30am to 1:30pm
Where:         731 Plateau Road, Reporoa
Contact:       Alan Coyle, Taupo Branch President, 027 276 4252
 

Bring a cut lunch and a thermos as we eat and listen to the following speakers:

1.  Intro from forest owner

2.  Scott Christenson from Pacific T&R
Scott will be talking about this new start-up business in Taupo which aims to extract terpenes and rosin compounds from Pinus radiata stumps and creating pharmaceutical quality extractives.

3. Graeme Young, Forest and Log Resource Manager, Tenon Taupo
Graeme’s topics will be wood quality, what affects it, and what it means in the mill; the importance of scheduling pruning (& recording it); and how he goes about appraising quality (& price) in the field & in the mill.

4.  Duncan Mills of WMS
Duncan will discuss logging, various sales options and the process each would entail.

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Mid North branch end-of-year field day

END OF YEAR FIELD DAY– 3RD DECEMBER, 2016

For the last field day of the year the Mid North branch will be visiting Peter and Pam Kelly at the Commercial Hotel in Dargaville for a more social gathering. The day will start at 11 am and lunch will be provided. After lunch there will be an optional trip to the Dargaville Museum.

Directions – Follow SH14 from Whangarei to Dargaville, transition on to SH12 and drive through Dargaville. It will become River Road and follow this until you arrive at the Commercial Hotel (75 River Road).
We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. Contact Peter Kelly on (09) 4398018 for further enquiries.

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Workshop - threats posed to New Zealand from Myrtle rust

Workshop on the threats posed to New Zealand from myrtle rust (Puccinia psidii) and Ceratocystis fimbriata – international perspectives, potential impacts and actions required

9.00am to 4.00pm, 6th December 2016 Wellington Airport Conference Centre, New Zealand

Scope
- Research relevant to pre-border and at-border operations
- Post border actions and plans (readiness, response and long term pest management) for novel fungal threats of significance to New Zealand’s biosecurity, primary industries and environment.

Invitees
- Leading Australasian and international researchers and collaborators on current myrtle rust and C. fimbriata incursions. - Relevant experts and sector interests in New Zealand government, iwi, research and industry.

Registrations open until 1st December 2016, by email to: Rebecca Martin (MPI) – rebecca.martin@mpi.govt.nz. Please include any dietary restrictions or other relevant information with your email.

Objectives

-  To review the current status of readiness in New Zealand for novel fungal threats, such as myrtle rust and C. fimbriata.

-  To form a representative and collaborative working group, which will:

-  scope and implement the next phase of preparatory actions required in New Zealand;

-  engage with, and prepare, all relevant stakeholders for incursions of these or similar fungal threats;

-  identify gaps, priorities and research collaborations for future research. 

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South Otago branch field day

When: Friday 17 February 2017, 1.30 pm

Field Day at the property of David and Helen Vollweiler winners of the 2016 Landcare Trust Award for Innovaton in Sustainable Farm Forestry

Where: To be held at Helen and David Vollweiler’s Berriedale property, 82 Berriedale Road.

It will be signposted from the turn off on SH1 at Phosphate Road (7 km south of Waihola). The day will start at 1.30pm with a BBQ and refreshments will be provided at the end of the day

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NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards

More information Coming soon!

The NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards next Gala Event will be in March 2017 at the Pullman Hotel Auckland.
We will be calling for Stage One Entries on 5th September 2016.

Key dates to mark:
Stage One Entries open: 5 September, 2016
Stage One Entries close: 7 November, 2016
Stage One Judging announced: 21 November, 2016
Stage Two Finalists announced: February, 2017

Winners announced at the Gala Event: March 2017

Award Categories: New categories for 2017.  Information coming soon!

For more information contact:
Promotions Manager; Debbie Fergie 021 807 002 or debbie@wpma.org.nz

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Durable eucalypts on drylands: Protecting and enhancing value

Workshop 19th - 20th April 2017

Marlborough Research Centre, Blenheim

NZ Drylands Forestry Initiative are planning a workshop to update all those interested in the exciting and fast-moving developments in durable eucalypt research.

Wednesday 19th April:

A full-day indoor programme, with presentations by New Zealand and international research scientists and technical specialists. Topics will include:

  • Siting and microclimates
  • Eucalypt defoliation by insects: impacts and monitoring
  • The NZDFI breeding plan
  • Early selection for growth-strain
  • Propagation
  • Early heartwood and extractives
  • Heartwood and durability
  • Down-stream opportunities: LVL requirements and markets

Thursday 20th April:

We plan a visit to see some of our research in action in the field, followed by a tour of LVL producer Nelson Pine International, which is trialling durable eucalypts for its laminated products.

Mark these dates in your diary!

April 19th - 20th 23017

For more information contact Dr Clemens Altaner clemens.altaner@canterbury.ac.nz

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