Fire Restrictions for Mid-South Canterbury

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Published: 23 Jan 2020

A Restricted Fire Season is declared from midnight Thursday 23 January 2020 in the whole area of the Mid-South Canterbury rural fire district between the Rakaia River and the Waitaki River, sea to the Alps.

A permit is required to light a fire in open air in the following areas:

  • High Country zones
  • Ashburton Coastal, Timaru Coastal and Waimate Coastal zones
  • Geraldine and Waimate Forest zones

To apply for a permit online or check the season status in an area, please visit or call 0800658628.

Last updated: 24 Feb 2021