We are once again in Restricted Fire Season (as at 1/12/2017)
NB The restricted season runs from 1 December 2017 to end of March 2018 (depending on weather conditions)
Further information relating to the current fire season, safety and responsibility can be found at the Waikato District Council Site on Rural Fires – here: https://www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz/services-facilities/environment-health/rural-fires
Restricted fire season – during the restricted fire season, a fire permit is required to light any fire in the open air.
Traditional cooking fires
Outdoor gas heaters
This restriction requires anyone lighting an open air fire rural or urban to obtain a Fire Permit from Council before commencing. This sometimes requires an inspection of the site before a permit can be issued therefore the application must be lodged five working days prior to the fire being lit. (NB Permits not issued between 20 Dec and 8 Jan) – Source WDC Website
Please see WDC site here for more details and some good advice in this regard ………….