Fires on Matakana Island require a permit all year around.
Large corporate, commercial, plantation forests still remain in 'restricted' and require a permit to light a fire. Please contact the forest managers to apply for a permit
Fire permits are required for all fires on Public Conservation Land other than for an approved campground fire or a fire lit for cooking or warmth. Apply for a Fire Permit (external link)
Fires that do not require a fire permit in a Restricted or Prohibited Fire Season are:
Pumicelands District, Fire and Emergency New Zealand,
Tauranga Fire Station, 195 Cameron Road, Tauranga 3110.
Phone 07 349 2795