Fire can be a good friend but a vicious master if uncontrolled.
There is now an Open Fire Season in place across the Marlborough District, south of the Wairau River and in the Kaikoura District. The exceptions are the Taylor Pass and Upper Waihopai areas that carry a 365-day fire rectriction status. Permits are also required in the Sounds area, north of the Wairau River - Check it out here.
The Marlborough-Kaikoura region is one of the most fire-prone areas in the country through out the year. Don’t let your actions put yourself, your loved ones or others at risk of fire.
Fire in our landscape – Everyone’s responsibility.
The Marlborough Kaikoura Fire & Emergency New Zealand Team
Welcome to the Marlborough Kaikoura Fire & Emergency New Zealand Online Fire Permit Application Page. Learn more about Fire Permit Requirements.
Before you begin – check your location on the fire season status map to determine whether you need a permit or if a total fire ban is in place – a fire permit is required when your zone is in a restricted fire season.
You can also check which zone and subzone you are under in regards fire permiting (zoom to required level using your mouse wheel or the +/- buttons top left of screen) - Check your zone here
The application should approximately take 5-10 minutes to complete.
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