Having a Fire?

Learn about safe fire practice, and find out about any fire restrictions in your area.

The Check it's Alright to Light website is a single point of contact for all fire authorities in Northland.

Here you can learn about safe fire practice, and find out about any fire restrictions in your area.

f you are currently in a restricted fire status zone you can apply for a permit here.

For more information about Northland Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

Northern Fire and Emergency New Zealand
1B Recreation Road, 
Kaikohe
Northland, 0405

PO Box 74
Kaikohe, 0440

admin@northernrfa.org.nz

(09) 401 0723

Phones monitored from 9am to 4pm weekdays.

 

RESTRICTED AND PROHIBITED FIRE SEASONS


If you are having a cooking fire, hangi/umu, wood/gas barbecue in all areas except public land you do not need a permit during a Restricted Fire Season or Prohibited Fire Season.

The following conditions must be met:
  • The size of the fire is less than two metres in diameter;
  • The fire is at least five metres clear of any combustible materials including buildings;
  • There is at least one functioning garden hose available to control any breakout;
  • Two people are in attendance at all times;
  • All fires are extinguished before being left unattended and a check is made 30 minutes later to ensure it has not reignited;
  • No fire will be lit within 50 metres of any scrub, forest, or reserve;
  • You must have permission from the landowner to light the fire.

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