Note: All Public Conservation Land administered by the Department of Conservation within Palmerston North also enters a Prohibited Fire Season.
The following are exempt from a permit in a Prohibited Fire Season:
- Gas BBQ or cooker
- Charcoal or wood fired BBQ or cooker that fully contains all sparks
- 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).
Apply for a permit to enable advice from a Rural Fire Officer:
- 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.
Palmerston North Fire and Emergency
50 Cook Street
www.pncc.govt.nz (external link)
0800 658 628