Rural Fire

The current fire season is: Open

This means you can light a fire in the open air without a fire permit from Thames Valley Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

Any fire you light is your responsibility...

If you wish to light a fire in a rural area – know the current fire danger and the fire season in your area by contacting your local Fire and Emergency New Zealand office.

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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.

Urban fire districts – if you wish to light a fire in an urban fire district (in town) contact us to find out what rules apply.