News & Alerts

News & Alerts

View a video of our high conservation value wetland
Friday 22nd June 2018

City Forests has a wetland reserve in our Tokoiti forest that has been designated as a category one High Conservation Value Forest area (FSC® category one HCVF). It is an outstanding and rare example of a coastal wetland area. More information about the wetland can be found here.

City Forests sponsors Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust
Monday 2nd October 2017
City Forests is very pleased to announce a 3-year sponsorship deal for the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust which operates on the Otago Peninsula. The YEPT's mission is to save the endangered Yellow-eyed Penguin (Hoiho). City Forests' contribution will go towards helping with habitat restoration.

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!