Note: A Prohibited Fire Season applies from SH1/SH3 to the coast.
An Open Fire Season applies from SH1/SH3 inland to the boundary of the District. i.e. no fire permits are required.
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. Apply for a Fire Permit (external link)
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)
Rangitikei Fire and Emergency
50 Cook Street
www.rangitikei.govt.nz (external link)
0800 658 628