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Fire Season Status

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.

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