The current fire season is: Open
This means you can light a fire in the open air without a fire permit from Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
Any fire you light is your responsibility...
If you wish to light a fire – or know the current fire danger and the fire season in your area visit www.fireandemergency.nz or contact your local Fire and Emergency New Zealand office.
Your Fire and Emergency New Zealand delegate will:
- Inform you of the current fire danger and fire season
- Inspect proposed burn sites
- Assist you to prepare a prescribed burn plan forsignificant controlled burn offs.
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 exceeing $300,000, or both.