Welcome to the
Waimea Rural Fire Authority
Current Regional Fire Danger : Low
Permits are being issued through to Tuesday 31st May for areas inside the TDC smoke sensitive zones. Outside of the zones permits can be issued up to July / August depending on risk.
In the Waimea Rural Fire District (All of Tasman District and Nelson City council areas) fires in the open air require a permit all year. This includes drum incinerators.
Fire Sensitive areas: In the Tasman District areas near residential or township areas there is a ban on lighting outdoor fire in the months June, July and August due to smoke nusiance.
Fire Ban Areas: In the Tasman District and Nelson City areas in some high density residential areas there is a ban on open air fires all year round due to smoke nusiance.
The Status of your property can be checked by visiting here:Fire Ban and Fire Sensitive areas
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.
environment consists of varying degrees of fire risk & hazard, which as proven
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
the following areas: Reduction, Readiness, Response & Recovery.
To contact RFN: phone 5442441, FAX 5442651 or Email email@example.com