Fire Control


From 1 July 2018, all fire permits for the Waipā district are administered by Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ).​

Regardless of whether you need or have a permit from FENZ, you must still ensure that you do not breach the Health Act 1956 or the District Plan by not causing a nuisance to others through smoke or ash. Council can take action in respect to these matters​.

Fire safety tips

Here are some tips for keeping a safer fire:

  • Supervise fires at all times.
  • Don't annoy your neighbours with smoke nuisance.
  • Do not light in windy conditions
  • Fire must not be left to burn where there is a chance of spread.
  • Water and/or other equipment should be kept handy if available.
  • The fire should be completely extinguished on completion of the burn.
Page reviewed: 15 Nov 2018 1:09pm