Fire danger levels

12 February 2019

Fire and Emergency New Zealand have reviewed the Fire Danger levels for the Waikato grapefruit signs .

Please be aware Kawhia has a HIGH fire danger level.


fire danger level


A decision has been made to change the Fire Season Status in the Waikato Urban area to Restricted.

Effective date for declaring a Restricted Fire Season - 13th February 2019

Area(s) impacted by the change are as follows:

  • Hamilton
  • Hauraki     
  • Matamata – Piako
  • Waikato
  • Waipa
  • Otorohanga
  • Waitomo
  • South Waikato


Because of the high fire danger levels the Thames / Coromandel district will remain in a Prohibited Fire Season


The Check it alright web site will be updated to the show a Restricted Fire season in the Waikato Urban area.

Please check the Check it alright web site for Urban and Rural fire seasons it may be different in your neighbouring area.