Fires on Matakana Island require a permit all year around.

Large corporate, commercial, plantation forests still remain in 'restricted' and require a permit to light a fire. Please contact the forest managers to apply for a permit

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 or Prohibited Fire Season are: 

  • Gas cooker or gas barbeque

Fire and Emergency 
0800 658 628