Fire and Emergency NZ has declared a restricted fire season, effective from 11 March 2019 in the Western Bay. A permit is required to light a fire in open air, see www.checkitsalright.nz for types of fire that don't need a permit. Any fire permits issued during a restricted fire season are suspended if Fire and Emergency declares a prohibited fire season, or prohibits fire in open air in the area.
Who manages rural fire?
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 Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017.
Lighting a Fire?
Please be aware - when selecting a District from the dropdown menu "Pumicelands" refers to Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty. Select this link to find out about burning fires in your backyard.
What conditions are imposed
Are there any costs involved in getting a Fire Permit?
How are fire seasons set and notified?
Reporting a fire in the rural area?