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Outdoor burning

Can I light a fire?

Fire restrictions and permits are managed by Fire and Emergency New Zealand NOT the regional council.

To find out if you can light a fire, or if there are fire restrictions in your area you will need to visit the following websites:

Can I light a fire? - www.checkitsalright.nz 

Check & Apply - www.firepermit.nz - You will need to use the online form to see if there are restrictions in your area, or if you'll need a permit.

Reporting a smoke nuisance - or a fire

Concerned about smoke or a fire? Try talking to the person, they may be unaware they are causing a problem. If the problem continues call our 24/7 Environmental Hotline on 0800 504 639.

If you feel the fire is a danger, call 111 immediately