NEWS AND ALERTS
Cedar Farm Forest closed
Tuesday 17th January, 2017
For the information and attention of all forest visitors: due to operational requirements, City Forests' Cedar Farm forest near Port Chalmers is closed to all public access until further notice.
OSPRI/TBfree 1080 Possum poisoning programme
Friday 1st July, 2016
Forest visitors to the Mahinerangi-Waipori forest and Ferny Hill forest areas. Please be advised that contractors have now laid 1080 poison in these forests. The forests will be closed to the public until further notice. Note that dogs are particularly susceptible to the poison. Please follow the instructions on any signs displayed around forest entrances.
SafetreeTM links added to site
Wednesday 3rd February, 2016
Part of the forest industry's safety initiatives has been to establish a web portal for safety information for industry personnel. We have added a link and promotional video to our Health and Safety section.
2014 Annual Report
Wednesday 12th November, 2014
City Forests' Annual Report for the financial year ended 30 June 2014 is now available.
Click here to download a PDF version of the report.
Motorcycle permits limited to 2 bikes per permit
Monday 8th September, 2014
We are getting an increasing number of people applying for Motorcycle permits to go riding in our Flagstaff and Kaitangata forests - which is great, as our aim is to have everyone who wants to ride a motorcycle in our forests on a current permit.
However there has been a trend for applicants to name increasing numbers of extra bikes on their permit applications. We have therefore decided to limit the number of bikes allowed per permit to two. If you plan to have a larger party riding, please apply for separate permits for each rider, or if this is not possible then contact us to arrange a special event permit.