From 8am this morning, February 11, the Wellington Rural Fire District moved to a Restricted Fire Season.
A restricted fire season is in operation for all coastal areas up to 100m above the mean high water mark.
You must apply for a fire permit if you wish to light a fire in a coastal area.
To light an outdoor fire on private property, you may need a fire permit. Fires are not permitted in public places in Porirua.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand issues fire permits in Porirua.
To find out more and apply for a permit, please check the Check Its Alright website or phone 0800 658 628.
Most people enjoy letting off fireworks or watching a night-time display, but you need to follow a few rules to make sure everyone stays safe around fireworks.
Don't let off fireworks at the beach or in any of our parks or reserves.
If you're letting off fireworks in your backyard, remember these safety tips: