Upper Waihopai

Fire permits are required for all fires, including 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 are:

  • Any fire with a fully enclosed firebox such as outside burners, pizza ovens, solid fuel fire, hot tubs etc.

  • Braziers with a tray to catch falling embers

  • All must have at least 2m clearance from dry material

  • Incinerator – which incorporates a chimney and a spark arrestor

No fires are allowed in the open except for gas-fired BBQ's.  Any existing fire permits are automatically cancelled.

Marlborough Kaikoura Fire and Emergency 
c/-15 Seymour Street
03 520 7400
www.marlborough.govt.nz (external link)
www.mkrfa.com (external link)