Open fire season

An open fire season came into force for the Waimakariri District from midnight Wednesday 20 January 2016. 

An open fire season means permits to light fires in the open are not necessary. Common-sense rules still apply: Fires should not be lit in dangerous situations or conditions; remain in attendance until the fire is out; ensure that the fire is out before leaving. The lighter of the fire is responsible for any damage, or costs incurred to extinguish it. The lighter has a 'duty of care' to their neighbours and a responsibility to prevent the spread of fire.

Contact: Tim Sheppard, Principal Rural Fire Officer

Phone: 03 311 8900 or 03 327 6834