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New Zealand (except Auckland) is in Alert Level 2. Council offices and facilities are open, with social distancing and face coverings required. Click here for further details of Council services, including kerbside and Refuse Transfer Stations. If you are struggling to meet your costs, please call 0800 559 009 or click here for further details. Need to talk? 1737 is a free to call or text from any landline or mobile phone and is available 24/7. Youthline is free and available 24/7 to support our young people, call 0800 37 66 33.

Fire Season Status

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To check the current Fire Season status and apply for a permit, visit www.checkitsalright.nz

Note - any person who lights a fire during a Restricted or Prohibited fire season without a permit or in breach of the permit conditions is liable for conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding $300,000, or both.