Nau mai haere mai,

Welcome to our website 

The Trustees are pleased to announce that Access to Lake Rotoaira Forest Trust is opening at 4pm – Friday, 18 August 2023. We thank you for your patience over this challenging time and appreciate the understanding from everyone that our Health and Safety obligations to owners has always been paramount in our decision making.

Please be aware of the following:

  • There are areas that have been impacted upon by the Cyclone which we have not yet been rectified
  • There may be areas that still have trees “hung up” or trees on the ground that are under stress – we ask owners to be vigilant in selecting where they go and where they park vehicles
  • Owners need to stay clear of the obvious areas that harvesting needs to be carried out over the summer period as these areas are hugely dangerous
  • Normal conditions on access permits still exist and the priority for trustees is to reopen access as soon as safely possible.

Owners are reminded that all conditions for access permits exist as per “Pre-Cyclone” but extra care is needed accessing the forest as there are more hazards than normal

A reminder that the opening hours are:

4pm – 8pm week nights, and

7am – 8pm weekends and public holidays

Office Contact Details:

N.Z. Forest Managers

Atirau Road

Turangi 3353

07 386 8757

Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board

81 Horomatangi Street

Taupo 3330

07 376 5086


Te Uru Rākau is very pleased to announce that applications for Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarships open on 1 June 2020, please see the Forestry Scholarship 


Core Purpose

To sustainably use and protect our taonga in an optimal way that safeguards the environment and enhances the lives of owners and community.

Vision 2030

To transform LRFT from a forestry business into a fully diversified asset management company.

Our Values 

  • Taonga tuku Iho
  • Tikanga
  • Tūwharetoatanga