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As of 1 July 2017, the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 came into force. This Act repealed the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1997.

All fire permitting and notification about location and seasonal restrictions is now managed by Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ). To find out more you can contact FENZ via their FENZ website or via the numbers below.

0800 658 628 – fire permits

0800 336 942 – overgrown sections that are a fire hazard

Current Fire Season Status

To view the current fire season status, visit Check It's Alright Before You Light. You can also apply for a fire permit on that site.