Fires in Urban Areas
Fires in urban areas
The following conditions apply for anyone lighting a fire or hangi on private property, in an urban area or within a town boundary.
- You don’t need a permit
- You must have a water supply on site with hose attached
- The fire must be attended at all times and extinguished when you’re finished
- No fires may be lit when it's windy
- Fires are only permitted to be lit during daylight hours
- It's an offence to cause smoke nuisance to neighbours
- Inform your neighbour of your intention to burn.
Fires in public reserves, including beaches
No fire is to be lit on any reserve or beach without a fire permit or written consent from the Council. For more information about lighting fires on beaches in the Whakatane District download the Information Sheet below.
Beach Fires Information Sheet - (PDF, 117Kb)
Whakatane Rural Fire Plan
Whakatane District Council sets out its functions and requirements in the Fire Plan.
Download the Rural Fire Plan 2007- (PDF, 1MB)
Fire authority boundaries
This map shows the fire authority boundaries in the Bay of Plenty Region..
WDC Rural Fire Authority Boundaries Map - (PDF, 642Kb).