Fire Restrictions


Horowhenua District Fire Season Status: Open Fire Season (No permit required)

The lighting of fires in the open air within all areas controlled by the Horowhenua Fire and Emergency New Zealand Principal Rural Fire Officer is OPEN (no permit required) as from midnight on Monday, 7 March 2016.

Restricted Fire Season on Coastal Margin

A Restricted Fire Season (fire by permit only) remains in place on the 3Km coastal margin of the Horowhenua District. All public conservation land remains as Restricted (fire by permit only).

Prohibited Fire Season (Total Fire Ban) on all Beaches

A total fire ban is in place on all Horowhenua beaches.


All enquiries for the Horowhenua District should be made to Horowhenua District Council, phone (06) 366 0999 or email

Fire Emergencies

For all fire emergencies phone 111, and give your name, address, telephone number and rural number (if applicable).

Fire Service Act

Under the Fire Service Act the cost of fighting a fire in an urban area by the Fire Service is mostly funded by a fire levy on building insurance, but the rules in rural areas are different.

Landowners can contact Council on (06) 366 0999 for advice as required.