Fires - Rural & Urban

Both rural and urban areas of the district are now administered by Fire and Emergency New Zealand - 0800 658 628.

If you are concerned about a fire hazard on private property and unable to resolve this directly with the owner/occupier, you can let FENZ know about your concern by either completing this online form or calling the Fire Information Unit on 0800 336 942.

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.


Refer to Fire & Emergency New Zealand for all permit enquiries - FENZ or 0800 658 628.

Or you can check your fire season status here.