Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ)
On July 1 2017 rural fire moved under the responsibility of the newly formed Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ), meaning Taupō District Council is no longer the provider of the response service for rural fire for the district.
FENZ is an amalgamation of the New Zealand Fire Service, the National Rural Fire Authority, all 12 rural fire districts and 26 territorial rural fire authorities. From July 1 2017, new legislation means rural fire is no longer the operational responsibility of local authorities.
For more information visit www.fireandemergency.nz
Fire seasons and fire permits
Find out about fire seasons, fire permits, and lighting fires in open air at checkitsalright.nz