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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

Waitomo Branch field day

When: Saturday 27th May 2017

Where: Brooke Park, Te Kuiti

Time: 1.30pm

Meet: At the back of Bosco’s Cafe

Purpose:   Visit the plantation of trees that Waitomo Farm Forestry planted in the 1970’s.

Discuss the growth etc. 

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Waitomo Farm Forestry Annual Dinner

When: Friday 30th June 2017

Where: Caves Motor Inn, Hangatiki

Time: 6pm for Dinner at 6.30pm

Guest Speaker: 
Jo Russell, 
Manager , 
Otorohanga Kiwi House.

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Short Course: Evaluating biomass energy systems

Date: 8 June 2017
Where: Kelvin Hotel, 6 Kelvin St, Invercargill, New Zealand

FREE attendance at the Wood Energy South Symposium
plus special registration plus membership deal
(details on registration form - see link below)

Following the Wood Energy Symposium on 7 June, Venture Southland and Bioenergy Association are hosting a short course "WE4 Evaluating biomass energy systems". 

The Symposium complements the short course and attendees at the short course will receive additional CPD points and a discount for attendance at both events.

The course will be a collaboration of presenters that focus on specialty areas of the course.  Presenters for the course are Lloyd McGinty (Wood Energy South), Eduard Ebbinge (Spark Energy) and Peter Kernohan (Peter Kernohan Solutions).

Programme and Registration

On 7 June after the Symposium, there will be a Wood Energy Interest Group/Regional Initiatives meeting followed by an informal dinner. 

  • Meeting of Wood Energy Interest Group - 5pm, 7th June, Invercargill
    The Wood Energy Interest Group will hold a combined in-person and GoToMeeting in Invercargill immediately after the Wood Energy South Symposium and before the dinner on 7 June. Non-members interested in regional wood energy initiatives are welcome.The meeting will consider the current Interest Group work plan but have a particular emphasis on extending the Wood Energy South project into other regions, in particular Otago, Canterbury and the Waikato.
  • Informal dinner at The Rocks Restaurant & Bar - 7th June, Invercargill
    A networking dinner will precede the training course and is open for symposium and course attendees. Use the registration form below to indicate your attendance 
  • Course programme (pdf 84.48 KB)
  • Registration Form
  • Location link to Kelvin Hotel
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Forest Ecosystem Services forum in the Marlborough Sounds

you are cordially invited to attend the Forest Ecosystem Services regional forum on Tuesday 24th of May 2017 (8:00am to 4pm) at Havelock Marina in the Marlborough Sounds. The forum venue is at (approx 30 minutes from the Marlborough Airport).
The forum is organised by Scion (New Zealand Forest Research Institute Ltd) in collaboration with the Marlborough District Council and Terra Moana. The theme for this year’s regional forum is “Connection Matters” which will discuss the interconnectedness of adjacent ecosystems (e.g. soil stabilisation and water filtration services provided by planted forests providing benefits to the stakeholders downstream).
The forum will start with a three-hour boat trip to the Sounds followed by lunch at 11:30am and then presentations and workshop from 12:30pm to 4pm. Please see attached programme.
Forum presentations include the following topics:

  • Issues and opportunities in the Marlborough Sounds
  • Evaluation of forestry harvesting buffer options in the Sounds
  • Ecosystem services in the Sounds – a forest industry perspective
  • Ecosystem services in the Sounds – a marine industry perspective
  • Land use change impacts of policy and market
  • Inclusion of forest ecosystem services in policy

After the presentations, participants will discuss ideas for an MBIE project proposal and agree on a science and policy problem focus. Expected workshop outputs are: (1) MBIE proposal working outline; and (2) A reference group on forest ecosystem services for Connection Matters.
The FES forum has a limited space, so please register early. A registration fee of $50 per person will help cover the boat trip and food. To register, visit
Please note that speakers at the forum are not required to register.
Please feel free to pass this information on to your colleagues who may be interested in attending the 2017 Forest Ecosystem Services regional forum.
For enquiries regarding the FES forum please feel free to contact me
Dr Richard T Yao 
Scientist – Resource Economist
49 Sala Street, Private Bag 3020, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
DDI +64 7 343 5747; Mobile +64 21 0247 3234

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