High Country

Notice is given under Section 56 (1) (b) of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 that a Restricted Fire Season is declared from midnight FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2018 in the following area (s) until revoked or amended by Fire & Emergency New Zealand WEST of a line from Rakaia River up Hutt Stream and along the ridge to Mount Hutt thence a line to Mount Alford to Mount Somers to Mount Barrosa and the Rangitata River up Boundary Stream to Coal Hill following the District Council boundary to Mt Musgrove along the top of the Two Thumbs, Rollesby, Dalgety Ranges, Hunter Hills to Mt Blyth, Campbell Hills to Station Peak to the Waitaki River.

Under Environment Canterbury's Canterbury Air Regional Plan, if your property is 2+ hectares, you can burn outdoors if conditions are met. You must also check hill and high country burning conditions in Environment Canterbury's Land and Water Regional Plan.

For resource consent and/or Smoke Management Plans call  Environment Canterbury on 0800 324 636 or visit their website (external link)

Fire and Emergency NZ
c/-Timaru District Council
Customer Services
Phone 03 687 7200
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30 or
email firepermit.midsouthcanterbury@fireandemergency.nz