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Rural Fire Control
~ Mana Ahi Tuawhenua


Current Fire Status

For more information about the current fire season and if you require a fire permit please visit

Open Fire Season

Applying for a Fire Permit

From the 1st of July 2017 the Wairoa District Council is no longer processing fire permits. Fire permits are now being processed by FENZ - Fire Emergency New Zealand.

Depending on the season you will still need a fire permit to light a fire in the open air.

More information and fire permits


For more information and to apply for a fire permit:

0800 658 628

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