Welcome to the
Waimea Rural Fire Authority

           Current Regional Fire Danger : Moderate

Low risk permits are being issued through to Friday 5th February for lower risk sites.

At this stage we will not be issuing fire permits over Waitangi weekend 6th-8th Feb.

We still have a considerable amount of dry / dead grass (tag) in paddocks and on the hills that will carry a fire after a days sunshine. Be careful as in these conditions several days after rain can be our most dangerous if people let their guard down!


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 lookout@rfn.co.nz