Due to long-term fire danger concerns no permits (motorcycle or hunting) will be issued until further notice


Corporate intent

Our mission

City Forests primary goal is to maintain and enhance the values of the Forest Estate investment including; economic, social and environmental values.

Nature and scope of activities

City Forests’ forests are principally located in the Coastal Otago region, while the products produced from its activities are sold on local and international markets. The company's scope of activities includes expansion of opportunities in forest ownership and activities across the value chain.

The functions of City Forests are:

  • To own and manage a plantation forest resource.  To support added value wood processing in Otago and Southland.
  • To optimise the return from the company’s activities for the long-term benefit of the Company’s Shareholder.
  • To manage the forest asset and other resources in such a way as to ensure their long-term economic, social and environmental sustainability.
  • To ensure the safety, health and well-being of staff, contractors and visitors to the forests.

City Forests' specific Objectives include a long-term committment to maintaining well managed forests under international Forest Stewardship Council® certification.

A more comprehensive version of the Statement of Corporate Intent is available in PDF format.