As from Friday 22 December 2017 no fire permits will be issued by the Timaru District Council or approved by Fire & Emergency NZ staff until Monday 8 January 2018. Notice is given under Section 56 (1) (b) of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 that a Restricted Fire Season is declared from midnight SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER 2017 in the following area (s) until revoked or amended by Fire & Emergency New Zealand in the whole are of the Mid-South Canterbury Rural district from the Rakaia River to the Waitaki River, sea to the Alps.
Under the Environment Canterbury's Canterbury Air Regional Plan, if your property is 2+ hectares, you can burn outdoors if conditions are met.
For resource consent and/or Smoke Management Plans Call Environment Canterbury on 0800 324 636 or visit their website (external link)
FOR FIRE PERMITS CONTACT
Fire and Emergency
C/- Timaru District Council
Customer Services 03 687 7200
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30