2014 Restricted Fire Season

The lighting of fires in the open air in the Hurunui District is restricted as from 8.00 am, Friday 19 December 2014 until further notice.

While this Restricted Fire Season Notice is in place fires in the open air are not to be lit without an authorised Fire Permit from the Principal Rural Fire Officer, phone 03 314 8816.

Crop residue burns will be permitted under certain conditions. Please enquire to the Principal Rural Fire Officer.

This notice is given pursuant to Section 22(2) of the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977.

Notwithstanding this notice, Department of Conservation and Ashley Rural Fire Committee have legislative authority to impose fire control measures within their jurisdictional areas.

Please refer any relevant queries to them on: