Waikato District Council stops issuing fire permits
28 February 2014
Media advisory –Waikato
District Council stops issuing fire permits
further notice, Waikato District Council will not be issuing
fire permits which means fires are not permitted in the open
air in rural areas.
Permits are not required for:
Fires lit in BBQs
• Garden rubbish fires (less than one cubic metre
Council staff will be in contact with
residents who have already submitted a permit during the
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