Restricted fire season declared for Wairarapa

14 January 2019 - Notice from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Notice is given under section 56(1)(b) of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 that a Restricted Fire Season has been declared from 0800 Monday 14 January 2019 covering all areas within the Wairarapa District (Urban and Rural) until revoked or amended by Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

Tararua District remains OPEN fire season

A permit is required to light a fire in open air in these areas. See for types of fire which have been authorised as not being fires in open air and do not need a permit.

You commit an offence if you knowingly or recklessly light, or allow another person to  light, a fire in open air in an area that is in a Restricted Fire Season unless under a permit issued by Fire and Emergency New Zealand and in accordance with any conditions of the permit.  Any fire permits issued during a Restricted Fire Season are suspended if Fire and Emergency declares a Prohibited Fire Season, or prohibits fire in open air in the area.

Nick Pyatt
Principal Rural Officer
Wairarapa/Tararua District

To check the season status in an area please visit or call 0800 658 628.
Further information about fire seasons is available in

South Wairarapa District Council