Welcome to the
Waimea Rural Fire Authority

           Current Regional Fire Danger : High

Some Permits in low risk areas may be issued for short periods. Higher risk areas and fire types may be turned down.

People are encouragd to hold off burning until we get significant rain.

Permits for 0.5sq metre beach cooking fires may be issued on some beaches for fires below the high tide mark and during calm or off shore winds.

The Nelson Tasman region consists of a land area that is over 1 Million Hectares.  
Land use ranges from conservation National Parks, vast commercial forestry areas, horticulture
including tree & pip fruit industry, sheep beef & dairy farming to lifestyle properties. 
The environment consists of varying degrees of fire risk & hazard, which as proven by history,
need focused fire management.  The fire management needs of this diverse environment are as
diverse as the environment itself ranging from the forestry harvesting operations undertaken in
the steep back country to the lifestyle farmer.  Fire management within this environment is divided
into the following areas: Reduction, Readiness, Response & Recovery.

To contact RFN: phone 5442441, FAX 5442651 or Email ian@rfn.co.nz