Note: The Restricted Fire Permit season lasts from 1 October to 30 April. This means you need a fire permit to burn any open air fires in the region.
Who manages rural fire?
Rural fire within the Western Bay of Plenty is managed by Pumicelands Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
This provides services for Western Bay of Plenty District Council, rural areas of Tauranga City Council, Department of Conservation, and Department of Internal Affairs (in respect of Mayor and Motiti islands).
Services include fire planning, permit issue, rural fire management and control, and a variety of legislative requirements established by the Forest & Rural Fires Act 1977.
How you can obtain a fire permit?
What conditions are imposed
Are there any costs involved in getting a Fire Permit?
Who pays for controlling rural fires?
How are fire seasons set and notified?
Reporting a fire in the rural area?
Rural Fire Plan