The Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Wairarapa Tararua District is divided into 2 separate fire zones. The first zone consists of coastal Ngawi and coastal Castlepoint; the second zone consists of the remaning inland area of the Wairarapa including Eastern Hills,Western Ranges, Ruamahanga Valley, Lake Wairarapa, Stoney Creek, and Haurangi. The two zones have the same allowed fire types and burning conditions based on the fire season. Please use the map below to determine which zone you are in. If you are unsure which zone you are in, please contact us and we can let you know.
Why do we have Zones?
Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Wairarapa Tararua District has divided the Fire District into different zones based on the level of wildfire risk.
The use of fire varies across the Fire District and therefore the risks associated with fires vary too. The three zones in the Fire District have been developed to manage fire use relevant to the level of risk in your area.
We understand fire is a valuable land management tool and we want to provide opportunity for people to use fire wisely while also fulfilling our role in managing fire for all our communities.
Can I have a fire?
Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Wairarapa Tararua District want to make fire available to people to use as a land management tool.
Click here for a list of different burning activities and the burning conditions you can burn in during different fire seasons.
If you are unable to meet the specific burning conditions listed you can ring Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Wairarapa Tararua District for advice.