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. Contact your nearest DOC Office to apply for a fire permit.
Fires that do not require a fire permit in a Restricted Fire Season are:
Under the Canterbury Air Regional Plan, if your property is less than 2 hectares, you can't burn outdoors (unless you're cooking). If your property is 2+ hectares, you can burn outdoors if conditions are met. Anyone undertaking crop residue burning needs a smoke management plan.
Call Environment Canterbury on 0800 324 636 or visit their website (external link)
Waimakariri Fire and Emergency
0800 658 628