The Nelson Tasman district runs a 365 day Restricted Fire Season for all areas except Marahau, Kaiteriteri forest, Otuwhero inlet, Towers Bay and Tokongawa, which run a 365 day prohibited Fire Season.
Due to excessively dry conditions currently being experienced; under Section 6 (2)(a) of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fire Permit) Regulations 2017, no fire permits will be issued or renewed and all existing permits are hereby cancelled as of 12.00pm Friday 15 December.
The status of permit issue will be revisited after the 08 January 2017 or should significant rainfall occur within the district.
Principal Rural Fire Officer.
Fires that do not require a fire permit include:
NO FIRES allowed in Abel Tasman National Park other than approved permanent fireplaces.