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Restricted Fire Season - Coastal Rangitīkei

Fire and Emergency New Zealand will be putting in place a Restricted Fire Season for coastal parts of the Rangitīkei District from 8:00am on Friday, 12 January 2024.

January 11, 2024

MW Coastal zone Restricted Fire Season

A restricted fire season means anyone planning on lighting an open-air fire will need a permit (this does not apply to BBQ's). You can apply for a permit at

The Restricted Fire zone follows SH1/SH3 to the coast and includes:
- All beaches within the Zone
- Bulls, Turakina and Ratana Pā

For more information on what is and isn't permitted during a Restricted Fire Season, visit

A map of the Restricted Fire zone which shows the areas of our district that are impacted.