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Cyclone Gita might have passed, but
all of that wet it left behind has had at least one positive effect, with Fire
& Emergency New Zealand announcing today that the restricted fire season
for Waimakariri will end this weekend.
FENZ has declared that an open
season for fires in Waimakariri will commence from midnight this Saturday
The change covers the urban
townships as well as the rural and forest protection zones.
Permits will not now be required
for fires in the open (burn offs etc.), although FENZ does recommend that a
responsible adult with communications available (mobile phone etc.) be present
for all burnings, with a means of extinguishment immediately available / to
Waimakariri has been in a state of
restricted fire season since early December, and was verging on an upgrade to a
prohibitive fire season last week, but the impact of the ex-category two
cyclone saw over 80mm of rain fall on the Canterbury region in less than 48
hours, saturating the ground, filling the rivers and moistening previously dry
and vulnerable vegetation.
The impact has been widespread as
Hurunui, Selwyn and Christchurch will also move to an open fire season this