Fire


Forest Fire Safety & Prevention

Fire is a serious threat to your safety, commercial forests and the environment so YOU need to be aware of the following fire prevention requirements and be vigilant at all times for any signs of fire, when entering the Kaingaroa Timberlands Estate, managed by Timberlands Limited (TL).

  • REPORT FIRES to 111
  • FOREST ACCESS by Permit only
  • HEALTH & SAFETY INDUCTION: All persons entering the KT Estate must complete the online TL Forest Access Health & Safety induction. See here.
  • DRIVING: Lights must be on at all times
  • NO OPEN FIRES permitted
  • NO SMOKING permitted

When fire danger levels reach "MODERATE" forest access may be restricted and restrictions will increase as the fire danger level increases.


What to do in the Event of a Fire

Call 111 or The Radio Room 07 350 1122 or on appropriate Radio Channel - or refer to your Emergency Procedures Sticker


Fire Permits

The fire season runs from 1 October to 30 April the following year.

  • Fires will NOT be permitted without a Fire Permit during the fire season.
  • To apply for a Fire Permit click here.

Today's Fire Danger Level

Refer to the Fire Danger Level for the following sectors:

  • Kaingaroa Forest (Galatea, Goudies, Matea, Minginui) - EXTREME
  • Rotoehu Forest - EXTREME
  • Whakarewarewa Forest - EXTREME
  • Tarawera Forest - EXTREME

When fire danger levels reach "MODERATE" forest access may be restricted and restrictions will increase as the fire danger level increases.

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