Fire Season Status
Can I light a fire?
This map shows the fire season status as of 1pm Friday 27 January 2023.
If your area is in a red zone, there is a total fire ban. No fires are permitted.
If your area is in a yellow zone, you may need to apply for a permit. Go to here to check and apply.
If your area is in a green zone, you do not need a permit but go to here for safety tips before lighting.
A temporary ban on the private use of fireworks has been put in place for the Karikari Peninsula, Ahipara township, Thames-Coromandel and islands, Mackenzie Basin, Upper Waitaki, Queenstown-Lakes and Otago Central zones.
Remember, the fire season status can change at any time.
Go to here for the latest information.