Fire permits in the Western Bay can now be issued again, following recent rain in the district.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council says recent rain has helped to lower the risk of fire danger, meaning the ban on permits has now been lifted.
They say they will continue to monitor weather conditions.
“February and March are traditionally the hottest and driest months of the year and all permit holders must ensure they are burning safely in the weather conditions and following the conditions of their permits.
“It is essential to have sufficient water and tools onsite to keep their fires under control at all times.
“Fires must not be left unattended at any time and be completely extinguished when left.”
A total fire ban remains in force for all reserves, foreshores, beach esplanades and parks managed by Western Bay of Plenty and Tauranga City councils.
Customers with expired permits will need to renew their permits or reapply at www.pumicelands.co.nz