2013 Total Fire Ban Changed To Fire Restrictions

Notice is hereby given that the previously advertised PROHIBITED FIRE SEASON, which extended over the entire Hurunui District, is lifted as from 8.00 am Sunday 24 March 2013 and is replaced by a RESTRICTED FIRE SEASON pursuant to Section 22 (2) of the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977 until further notice.

While these restrictions are in place, fires may only be lit in the open air with a fire permit issued by the Hurunui District Council Principal Rural Fire Officer (ph: 03 314 8816 or 027 586 1733).

Property owners within the fire safety margins of the Ashley Rural Fire District and Department of Conservation Estate are reminded that special fire control measures are in place all year round within these areas and that the relevant authority should be contacted for a permit prior to any burning.

Please refer any relevant queries to them on:


Allan Grigg