Fires that do not require a fire permit in a Restricted Fire Season are:

  • Gas cooker or gas barbeque
  • Contained barbeque

Note: 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.

Call Environment Canterbury on 0800 324 636 or visit their website (external link)

Fire and Emergency New Zealand
91 Chester Street East
Christchurch 8011

0800 658 628