How to apply for a fire permit
Information from Fire and Emergency about fire seasons, the current season in your location, how to safely light a fire, fire types and how to apply for a permit can be found at http://checkitsalright.nz/.
- untreated dry wood
- dry plant matter
- Painted or treated wood
- Coated wire
- Material containing asbestos
- Used and waste oil
- Tar and bitumen
- Paint and other surface coating materials
- Containers that have stored hazardous materials
STEP 3: Talk to Your Neighbours
How to report a fire risk
If there is an immediate danger to people or property – call 111 immediately.
If there's a property in your neighbourhood that you believe is a health or safety hazard due to an unkempt section, you might first try talking to the property owner.
If this does not resolve the problem, contact Waitaki District Council on 03 433 0300 to report a concern that does not present a fire risk, such hoarding and other nuisance issues including vermin control.
Nuisance from smoke complaints