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Do you need a permit for your BBQ?

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Charcoal

You don’t need a fire permit for a charcoal BBQ or grill in a restricted fire season if you meet the following safety requirements:

You must have a suitable way to extinguish it within easy reach.

Don’t use on an apartment balcony, deck, under a roof overhang or within other enclosed areas.

You must have a suitable way to extinguish the fire within easy reach — a maximum of 5 metres away.

You must not leave unsupervised while burning.

Source: ckw.nz/charcoal-bbq-safety

Gas

You don’t need a fire permit for gas BBQs, cookers or heaters, but we recommend you:

Check the fire danger and avoid lighting when the fire danger is Very High or Extreme.

Regularly check and maintain any gas fittings and connections.

Have a no-go zone to keep kids and pets safe.

Have a suitable means to extinguish your fire within easy reach, a maximum of 5 metres away.

Do not leave your fire unsupervised while burning. n

Source: ckw.nz/gas-bbq-safety

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