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