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 District Council 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 land within 1Km of a Department of Conservation Reserve and all Department of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 need to be aware that the cost of fighting vegetation fires on rural lands can be passed on to the landowner, or the person who caused the fire.
Landowners can contact Council on (06) 366 0999 for advice as required.