NEWS AND ALERTS

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.

Reminder: Don't enter forests during strong winds

Monday 1st September, 2014

A general reminder to visitors to our forests - stay out of the forests when winds are strong. Falling material such as broken branches, cones, blown out tree-tops, and even toppling trees can be a very real hazard.
If in doubt - stay out!

Allow at least a week for permits

Wednesday 20th August, 2014

It's good to see people using our online permit application process. However please be aware that you need to give us at least a week (and preferably longer) to process your permit, otherwise we cannot guarantee that we'll have it ready for you.

City Forests' Hunting Blocks have changed

Friday 6th September, 2013

Due to changing operational requirements we have revamped the hunting blocks available for permitted use. There are new areas with new boundaries and the blocks have also been renumbered, so please throw out your old maps. The four blocks we now offer have good vehicle access right to their boundaries. Maps of the new blocks may be downloaded from this page.
Remember, we prefer online applications for hunting blocks, which are balloted out regularly. Successful applicants will be notified by post.

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