CORUF - Central Otago Recreational Users Forum

Central Otago Hills

The CORUF Charter

The Charter explains how we are set up, and the limits and strengths of our area of operation.

Register you or your organisations interest in joining CORUF:

Use this Form: (Reg Of Int.PDF)

Our Charter


The name of the organisation shall be the Central Otago Recreational Users Forum.


The Forum shall aim to promote understanding and discussion between recreational users of public land in Central Otago, and the statutory managers of that land.


In particular the Forum shall:
3a. Promote the enjoyment of Public Lands
3b. Gather the views of user groups on public land management issues as they affect recreation, and represent those views to statutory managers
3c. Work with statutory land managers and others to promote understanding of issues of land management for recreation
3d. Minimize conflict and promote understanding between user groups
3e. Develop an ethic of use compatible with the protection of special places.


The area in which the Forum shall operate will be all of the public lands (excluding urban areas) within the bounds of the Central Otago District Council and/or the Dept of Conservation's Central Otago Area Office, whichever is the greater; plus all of the bordering mountain ranges, the Rock & Pillar Range, Hawkdun Range, Pisa and Criffel Ranges, Garvie Mountains, Umbrella Range, Old Man Range, and uplands accessed from Waikaia Bush Road.


Membership of the Forum shall be open to all organised recreational user groups and interested individuals living in Central Otago, and to those from other areas who regularly use the Central Otago public lands for recreation.


The Central Otago Recreational Users Forum shall have a three-tier structure, thus:
6a. Forum - A Forum consisting of delegates nominated by member groups, and individual members; group delegates to be nominated on a pro rata basis
6b. Committee - A committee and chairperson elected by majority vote of the Forum at its Annual General Meeting.
6c. Working Parties - Working Party members selected by the Committee to explore specific issues raised by or brought to the Forum.


The Forum shall seek incorporation under the rules of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.


The Forum may levy members to meet administrative costs and shall seek grant funding for specific projects.