FAQs - Fire

We've put together some common questions we receive from our community about Fire and the corresponding answers.

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You may require a fire permit depending on the location of your property and the current fire season status. You can find more information on our Fire Restrictions page.

For more detailed information please visit www.checkitsalright.nz

Please note: There is an all year fire ban on all Horowhenua beaches.

The Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 came into force on 1 July 2017. As a result the Rural Fire functions previously managed by Council transitioned in responsibility to Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ).

From July 2018 FENZ will become the single issuing authority for Urban and Rural permits but until then Council's Prevention of Spread of Fire bylaw remains in place.

The Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 came into force on 1 July 2017. As a result the Rural Fire functions previously managed by Council are transitioning in responsibility to Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ).

From July 2018 FENZ will become the single issuing authority for Urban and Rural permits but until then Council's Prevention of Spread of Fires Involving Vegetation Bylaw remains in place.

To report a fire hazard please contact Council to advise of the material and the location of the hazard.

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