Fire Permits

Kaikoura District Fire Season Status

As from 8am Thursday 12th January 2017, from MKRFA

Kaikoura North of Hapuku will be RESTRICTED
Kaikoura South of Kowhai will be RESTRICTED
Kaikoura Flats will be OPEN SEASON

Marlborough Kaikoura Rural Fire Authority

You can apply online for a Fire Permit or call 03 520 7400


Fire Seasons - Definitions

Open - You do not need a permit to light a fire but any fire you do light is your responsibility and you're liable is it causes damage or escapes. Only dry vegetation can be burnt.

Restricted - You need a permit to light a fire, but check with the Council or Department of Conservation for specific conditions concerning camp fires, BBQ's incinerators and ethnic cooking fires.

Total Fire Ban - No fires allowed in the open except for gas-fired BBQ's. Any existing fire permits are automatically cancelled.