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Outdoor burning

Fire and Emergency NZ issues permits for fires in the open. They also set the fire season and fire bans.

Note: Covid-19 lockdown - no outdoor fires to burn rubbish or greenwaste

Check their website to check it's alright to light a fire, go to the (FENZ) website(external link)

Fire danger

If there's immediate danger to people or property - dial 111

Nuisance - smoke, odour or potential fire hazard

For smoke or odour nuisance from outdoor burning. Try talking to the person as they way be unaware they're causing a problem. Otherwise contact us 

All other fire or smoke related issues or potential fire hazards  contact FENZ(external link) 

Fire weather data

Check our district's fire weather data at Fire Weather Niwa(external link)