Important Fire Season Information

Kawau Island is moving from a Total Fire Ban to a Restricted Fire Season

·         This means any outside fire is by permit only

·         Gas BBQs are exempt

Open fire season starts 1.4.18 and runs till 30.9.18 with a fire permit only and permit conditions satisfied. This means any cooking device, fish smoker, hot tub, pizza oven, incinerator, open fire of any type, beach fire: any open outside fire needs a permit please.

Safety is the focus: if it has no permit do not light it, the fines are massive and never mind the potential to burn our Island.

Not sure? Contact me by email preferably : 

I have written about 70 fire permits for Kawau Island so far just to give you an idea of the numbers of fires and potential for danger.

Cheers, Chris Carding

FENZ  (Fire Emergency New Zealand)/Fire Permits Kawau Island/Emergency Management Kawau Island/Kawau Emergency Response Trust - Trustee