From midnight Friday 23 January there is a restriction on lighting open air fires within Taranaki. Permits are required for ALL open air fires. If you light a fire without a permit the full cost of extinguishing the fire will be charged to the property owner.There is no charge for a permit. You can either contact us or visit www.alright2light.co.nz to apply online.These restrictions will remain in force until further notice.
Burning household rubbish or green waste is banned on sections less than 5,000m² in urban areas serviced by weekly rubbish collections.Outdoor fires are still permitted for cooking or heating, such as barbecues, hangi or braziers. Any burning on sections over 5,000m² in urban areas must not harm the environment or create a nuisance to neighbours.
Fires on public land, e.g. beaches and reserves are banned. Please see our Public Places bylaw for more information.
In most cases, talking to your neighbour and asking them to put the fire out until conditions are more suitable (e.g. when the breeze does not blow smoke in your direction) will solve the problem.
If you have safety concerns for a fire that is burning please call the Fire Service on 111. If you have concerns about a fire that are smoke related please phone us on 06-759 6060. While it is likely the fire will be out by the time of our visit, discussion with your neighbour will hopefully prevent a re-occurrence of the problem.
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