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Planning a bonfire for Guy Fawkes?

2 Nov 2017

Planning a bonfire for Guy Fawkes?

If you're planning a bonfire on Guy Fawkes night, then head to the beach between Midway surf club and the Waipaoa River mouth on Sunday night from 6pm to 12 midnight. 

There's plenty of wood along the beach in this area. We encourage people to make the most of this once-a-year opportunity, says Fire and Emergency principal rural fire officer Ray Dever.  

Bonfires are not permitted on Midway Beach from the surf club to Waikanae Beach and Kaiti Beach.

All other beaches including the Coast beaches are permitted but please make sure the fire is away from grassed areas and below the high tide mark.  

Make sure the fire is out before you leave and take all your rubbish with you.

No permits will be issued for bonfires on any private property.  

“An all-year-round restricted fire season is in place within Gisborne city and rural urban areas. This means a fire permit is required for open fires including rubbish fires, incinerators, hangi and umu.”  said Mr Dever.  

A fire permit is not required for gas barbecues and cookers.  

Apply for a permit on our website or from customer service. Permits take up to 3 days to issue and are free of charge.

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