Rural Fire

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.fireandemegency.nz or contact 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.

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.