Burning Restrictions Eased

Posted By HBFA | July 6, 2023

Burning of waste on rurally zoned land in the Gisborne District or Hawke’s Bay region

The Government has passed an Order in Council – Severe Weather Emergency Recovery (Resource Management—Burning of Waste) Order 2023. This is a result of advocacy by the Horticulture Action Group (HAG), NZ Apples & Pears, and HortNZ.

The order came into force on 5 July 2023. It allows the burning of waste in the open air only if the owner or the occupier or their authorised person:


The permitted activity standards stipulate:


The detail is provided in the Order of Council, which you can view here.

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