A restricted fire season is declared for Hauraki District, effective from 13 January 2020.
Fire Emergency New Zealand is the agency now charged with determining fire seasons and issuing fire permits, but we like to keep you up with the play. A permit is now required to light a fire in open air in Hauraki District; Waikato District; Matamata Piako District and Hamilton City.
Always go to www.checkitsalright.nz to check on the fire season status and for fire permit applications.
Council no longer sets fire seasons or issues fire permits. We are responsible for following up complaints about smoke nuisance caused by fires.
Air pollution caused by burning tyres, plastics and such, is managed by Waikato Regional Council.