Fires on the beach
There's nothing like a campfire at the beach – enjoying time with friends and whānau, baking potatoes and cooking pipi.
If you want to light a fire on the beach, you must check with Fire and Emergency New Zealand whether you need a permit. You can check, and apply for a permit, at Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
Contact the Department of Conservation for rules around fires in the Waikanae Scientific Reserve, under their Waikanae Scientific Reserve Bylaws 1994.
For more information, see Fires.
To check the current fire season, see Fire Weather or Fire and Emergency New Zealand (click the ‘Check & Apply Now’ button on their page).