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Auckland Council

Rules for outdoor fires on Hauraki Gulf islands


All Hauraki Gulf islands are in a prohibited fire season

Fire is a serious threat to the Hauraki Gulf Islands.
The Hauraki Gulf Islands are in a prohibited fire season (total fire ban).
Conservation Islands remain in a Prohibited Fire Season (total fire ban) at all times. All outdoor fires and fireworks are banned.
Only gas fueled outdoor fires are allowed.

​Why we have outdoor fire rules

  • Protect people and communities from fire.
  • Protect Auckland's air quality
  • Prevent unnecessary emergency fire calls.

If a fire gets out of control

If a fire escapes or gets out of control, under new legislation we can seek cost recovery from the person responsible. Some people have been billed up to $2 million.

If you can't control it, don't light it.