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PROHIBITED FIRE SEASON (TOTAL FIRE BAN)
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to provisions of the Forest and
Rural Fires Act 1977, a PROHIBITED FIRE SEASON (TOTAL FIRE BAN) is extended
over the whole of the Waimakariri District Council’s jurisdictional area from 9.00 am Thursday 16 February 2017 until further notice.
During the Prohibited Fire Season, it is an offence to light any fires in the open air. Gas
barbecues lit in approved containers and situated in an area served by a
domestic water supply are not deemed to be fires in the open. For further information contact Tim Sheppard,
phone 311 8900 Rangiora, or toll free from Kaiapoi 327 6834.
The urban areas of the district are administered by the New Zealand Fire Service under the Fire Service Act 1975.
Air quality in residential zones comes under the jurisdiction of Environment Canterbury and they have strict restrictions on the lighting of outdoor fires in urban areas.
The rural areas of the district are covered by the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977 and the Forest and Rural Fires Regulations 2005. Three fire authorities have jurisdiction over various rural areas of the district. These are:
Year-round fire restrictions are in force within one kilometre of a Department of Conservation Estate and Forest Areas and permits are required all year round.
Permits for the Ashley Rural Fire District are required all year round from the Ashley Rural Fire Committee.
Refer to the Rural fire page for information on the fire seasons for the rural areas covered by the Waimakariri District Council Fire Authority and when permits are required.