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 This Act repealed the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1997.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 Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
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.