Fires are dangerous, particularly during Hawke's Bay's long hot summers. The rules on the lighting and management of fire are set and managed by Fire Emergency New Zealand. On this page you will find the links to that organisation as well Hawke's Bay-specific rules on fires in public places and smoke nuisance.
All matters related to fire safety are managed by Fire Emergency New Zealand. To check the current fire status in Hastings or to arrange a fire permit visit the FENZ website.
Please note: you have to go through the "Check & Apply Now" option on the FENZ website to see the status for your location.
Fires burning at night can be mistaken for uncontrolled fires. Before burning contact Fire And Emergency New Zealand on 0800 658 628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check if a permit is required.
Note: During a Total Fire Ban report all fires to the emergency services, phone 111.
Parks and Reserves
Fires may be lit in Council-provided fire places during Open and Restricted Fire Seasons only.
A permanent Fire Ban is in force on the following beaches and adjacent public areas; all Mahia Peninsula Beaches, Waipatiki Beach and all Central Hawke's Bay Beaches.
Fires can be lit on other beaches during Open Fire Seasons provided the fire is not left unattended and is completely extinguished with water. A permit is required during a Restricted Fire Season and no fires can be lit during a Fire Ban.
Rivers controlled by Hawke's Bay Regional Council
Please apply to Hawke's Bay Regional Council before lighting any fire.
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