The Map below shows the current fire season status for the Marlborough Kaikoura Fire & Emergency district. Fire permits are required in a zone which has a Restricted Fire Season status. Fire permits will not be issued when a zone is in a Total Fire Ban. Permits are not required in an Open Season zone but the responsibility for controlling the fire lies strictly with the person lighting the fire.
Fire permits are required for all fires on Public Conservation Land, other than for an approved campground fire or a fire lit for cooking or warmth on Public Conservation Land.