Currently, fire permitting in Manawatu is carried out by the Manawatu District Council. You will need to contact the Council to find out if a fire permit is needed Apply for a Fire Permit (external link)

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

  • Gas BBQ or cooker
  • Charcoal or wood fired BBQ or cooker that fully contains all sparks
  • Pizza Oven with or without a chimney that fully contains all sparks. Note: If the oven includes a chimney, the chimney must include fine wire mesh (which is replaced annually, as it will burn out).

Manawatu District Council
Private Bag 10001
Feilding 4743
Phone: (06) 323 000

 Note: Permits can take up to 10 working days to be processed