TOTAL FIRE BAN
PROHIBITED FIRE SEASON
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section
22 of the Forest and Rural Fires Act, 1977, that a PROHIBITED
has been imposed on the lighting of fires in the open on all
lands within the Wairarapa Rural Fire
The PROHIBITED FIRE SEASON is in
force from Wednesday 4 February 2015, and shall remain in force until
revoked by a further notice. Failure to comply with this Notice
constitutes an offence under Section 61 of the Forest and Rural
Fires Act, 1977.
NO FIRES MAY BE LIT IN THE OPEN AIR
during the Prohibited Fire Season.
It is an offense to set on fire in the
open air any combustible material whatsoever in a Prohibited
The use of campfires,
bonfires, rubbish fires, wood fired barbeques, braziers,
fireworks, thermettes, Chinese Lanterns, welding plants,
portable forges, and incinerators are specifically prohibited
fuirng this fire ban unless a Special Permit is issued under
Section 24 of the Forest and Rural Fires Act, 1977, having first
been approved by the Wairarapa Rural Fire District.
The use of gas barbeques is exempt from
the Prohibited Fire Season and may be used with caution.
For all FIRE EMERGENCIES PHONE 111
and quote your name, address and rural property number.
For further information on rural fire matters
contact the Wairarapa Rural Fire District, phone 06 370 9557, or
the Duty Officer phone 027 224 2247.
7 Jaunuary 2015