- Date 8:00 AM Sunday 1 July 2018
- Type Fire
On 1 July 2018, Fire and Emergency New Zealand became responsible for all fire management.
What does this mean for you?
Fire permits are no longer administered by Marlborough District Council.
- To check the current fire season status; or
- To see if you need a fire permit; or
- To apply for a fire permit
To contact Fire and Emergency New Zealand about a fire permit, Ph: 0800 658 628.
Vegetation fire hazards
If there's a property in your neighbourhood that you believe is a fire risk, you can let Fire and Emergency New Zealand know about your concern by completing an online form or calling 0800 336 942.
Please note that Fire and Emergency is only able to take action to deal with genuine fire hazards, and not where the property is just unsightly or presents a health hazard. Concerns about a property presenting a health hazard should be directed to Council, Ph 03 520 7400.
Burning in the Blenheim Airshed
Under the Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan, which Council is required to enforce, you cannot have an open-air fire within the Blenheim Airshed, even if you have a fire permit issued by Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
Are you in the Blenheim Airshed?
If you're unsure if you're in the Blenheim airshed, it's important to check before you light a fire outdoors. To check, type your address in the Blenheim Airshed Smart Map.