Central Otago will be experiencing a high fire danger from now until the end of the weekend due to predicted high winds and warmer temperatures.

We ask that you refrain from lighting any fires in this area and check on any previously lit fires to ensure they do not reignite


The Otago, Fire and Emergency New Zealand is responsible for ensuring the requirements of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 and the Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fire Permits) Regulations 2017.

Our area of responsibility is the Otago Regional Boundaries (with a few exceptions).

If you’re in doubt contact us anyway and we can point you in the right direction.

"The safety of rural firefighters and firelighters is our highest priority. Know the restrictions and do your part to keep safe."