Fires and Permits
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For the current fire status visit the Check it’s Alright website.
All fire permits for urban and rural can be applied for through Fire and Emergency NZ or by calling 0800 658 628.
As of 1 July 2017, Fire and Emergency New Zealand have taken over control of all fires in urban and rural areas and so any inquiries relating to fire seasons, permits or potential fire hazards should be referred directly to Fire and Emergency.
If you are affected by a neighbouring fire causing smoke nuisance and the smoke smells toxic, or you know the fire contains plastic, rubber, treated wood or other hazardous materials please phone the Greater Wellington Regional Council Environmental Hotline on 0800 496 734.
If the smoke nuisance is because of burning garden waste, please wait 20 minutes to see if the smoke dies down, and if not call us on 06 3706300 or 06 3787752 after hours.