Please note that there is an Open Fire Season in place until further notice
Report smokeIf you see any smoke rising in a rural area while driving around the District, please call 111. If the fire is permitted, the operator may already know and that’s fine; but if not, your call may save some of our valuable forest areas and maybe even someone’s life!
Excessive smoke or smellsExcessive smoke or smells may result in action being taken under the Resource Management Act.
For rural areas - a few tips
All householders are encouraged to develop their own escape plans, in the event of a fire in the home. Should you require information, contact the New Zealand Fire Service.
In case of emergency
In case of an emergency it is important to keep calm and be prepared. See the Civil Defence pages to help you understand and prepare for a Civil Defence event.