News & Alerts

News & Alerts

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.

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.