From 20 December 2017 all open air fires must have a permit. To apply for a permit please contact us at Hauraki District Council on 07 862 8609 or 0800 734 834 or
The use of a gas cooker or gas barbeque does not require a fire permit.
For more information see Fire permits and fire restrictions
Fire and Emergency New Zealand
Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) will start exercising fire control powers, rather than councils, progressively through to 1 July 2018, as councils decide to revoke their fire control bylaws or bylaws expire. Until then fire permits for the Hauraki District can be applied for through Hauraki District Council providing the requirements meet the FENZ conditions. For more information see Fire and Emergency New Zealand website www.checkitsalright.nz
Who do I call about a fire or smoke nuisance?
- If there is a threat to life or property - CALL 111
- If smoke is causing a safety concern e.g. smoke across the road - CALL 111
- If you think there is a health hazard e.g. burning something toxic - CALL Council 07 862 8609 or 0800 734 834
For all other enquiries:
Hauraki District excluding Kaiaua
Permits and information
Deputy Principal Rural Fire Officer
CFO Kaiaua Fire Force
Go to the Fire Emergency New Zealand website www.checkitsalright.nz for more information about Fires and Permits