Manawatu

Note:  A Prohibited Fire Season applies to SH1/SH3 (complete area) to the Coast:

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

  • Gas cooker or gas barbeque
  • Charcoal or wood fired BBQ or cooker that full contains all sparks.
  • Pizza Oven with or without a chimney that fully contains all sparks.  Note:  If the oven includes a chimmney, the chimmney must include fine wire mesh (which is replaced annually, as it will burn out).

Fires that require a fire permit include: 

  • Traditional cooking fire (hangi, umu).  Note:  The traditional cooking fire must be attended at all times and means of extinguishing any fire is to be on site.  It is highly unlikely a permit will be declined but additional fire safety measures may be required.

 

Restricted Fire Season applies from SH1/SH3 (complete area) inland to the boundary of the District.

A permit is required to light fire in open air in these areas.

There is a 365 day Restricted Fire Season status for all Public Conservation Land areas administered by the Department of Conservation.  Apply for a Fire Permit (external link)

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

  • Incinerator designed to ensure combustible material (sparks, embers, partly burnt paper material) cannot escape, i.e.
    • The incinerator must incorporate a chimney
    • The chimney must include fine wire mesh (which is replaced annually, as it will burn out)
    • The incinerator must have a solid lid that completely covers the top of the incinerator
  • Pizza Oven with or without a chimney that fully contains all sparks. Note: If the oven includes a chimney the chimney must include fine wire mesh (which is replaced annually, as it will burn out)
  • Gas BBQ or cooker
  • Charcoal or wood fired BBQ or cooker that fully contains all sparks.
  • Traditional cooking fire (hangi, umu). Note: the traditional cooking fire must be attended at all times and means of extinguishing any fire is to be on site.

Contact 
Manawatu Fire and Emergency 
50 Cook Street
Palmerston North
firepermit.manawatu@fireandemergency.nz
www.mdc.govt.nz (external link)
0800 658 628