Restricted fire season

There will be a Restricted fire season in force for Waimakariri District from midnight Wednesday 2 March 2016.

A fire permit or authority is required to light a fire in the open during a restricted fire season. All fire permits must be countersigned by the permittee before becoming valid.

Up to five working days may be required to carry out site inspections and to process a permit. 

Crop residue (stubble) burning may be covered by a seasonal permit, also obtainable on application from a Rural Fire Officer.

Contact: Tim Sheppard, Principal Rural Fire Officer

Phone: 03 311 8900 or 03 327 6834