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.  https://fireandemergency.nz/at-home/overgrown-sections/

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.

Permits

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

Or you can check your fire season status here.