Within the Tainui Kawhia forest and  50 metres outside of the forest boundary is a prohitbited fire season 365 days of the year.

The Kawhia township is governed by the Otorohanga zone restrictions.

Fire permits are required for all fires on Public Conservation Land other than for an approved campground fire or a fire lit for cooking or warmth. Apply for a Fire Permit (external link)

Fires that do not require a fire permit in a Restricted Fire Season include:

  • Gas cooker or gas barbeque
  • Cultural (hangi, umu)

The Restricted Fire Season begins on the second Monday of January, unless weather conditions trigger the season earlier.

Otorohanga Fire and Emergency 
17 Maniapoto St
07 873 4000
www.otodc.govt.nz (external link)
0800 658 628