Restricted Fire Season

Due to cooler temperatures and a satisfactory reduction in fire danger, the prohibited fire season (total fire ban) in the Wairarapa district has been revoked.

While the fire danger has reduced, there are still some concerns around the changeable weather patterns, fuel loading and fuel condition, meaning the district will be reverting to a restricted fire season (fire by permit).

Fire permits are required for all fire types except approved campground fires or a fire lit for cooking or warmth.

Anyone wanting more information or a permit should visit Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) – or call 0800 658 628