29 Apr 2013

Hastings district fire ban lifted

3:05 pm on 29 April 2013

Hastings District Council has lifted the fire ban for the region after recent rain greened up the countryside.

An open fire season is in place from Monday though permits are still required for areas administered by the Department of Conservation and the Bay Forests Rural Fire District.

Anyone who plans a fire that will burn between dusk and dawn will also require a permit.

Farmers in Hastings District have not been able to burn fires since before Christmas.