Rural Fire Control

Fire and Emergency New Zealand supports Volunteer Rural Fire forces in the Tasman District. These forces respond to local emergencies and issue permits to burn fires in the open.

These forces are located at Appleby, Brightwater, Lake Rotoiti, Ngatimoti, Upper Takaka, Wainui Bay and Motueka.

Fire Permits

Permits to burn in the open are required in rural areas throughout the year within the Tasman District. Fire restrictions are in force all year. Permits are generally needed for all outdoor fires except enclosed incinerators and barbecues.

For permit enquires or additional information contact:

Principal Rural Fire Officer, Nelson Tasman Fire and Emergency New Zealand, phone 03 544 2441

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