Waikato District Council will be issuing fire permits, but only on a case by case basis. Even though the district has had some rain, the ground and grass are still extremely dry and a fire risk.
Areas in the west of the district and the Mangatawhiri swamp area remain in a prohibited status due to the very dry peat.
For information on how to apply for a fire permit, visit www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz/Services/Rural-fires.aspx or call 0800 492 452
For more information contact:
Senior Communications Advisor
Waikato District Council
07 824 8633 Extn: 5900
027 551 1601