High Country

Notice is given under Section 56 (1) (b) of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 that a Restricted Fire Season is declared from midnight SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER 2017 in the following area (s) until revoked or amended by Fire & Emergency New Zealand in the whole are of the Mid-South Canterbury Rural district from the Rakaia River to the Waitaki River, sea to the Alps.

Under Environment Canterbury's Canterbury Air Regional Plan, if your property is 2+ hectares, you can burn outdoors if conditions are met. You must also check hill and high country burning conditions in Environment Canterbury's Land and Water Regional Plan.

For resource consent and/or Smoke Management Plans call  Environment Canterbury on 0800 324 636 or visit their website (external link)

Fire and Emergency NZ
c/-Timaru District Council
Customer Services
Phone 03 687 7200
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30 or
email firepermit.midsouthcanterbury@fireandemergency.nz