Fire and Emergency New Zealand Bill

  • enacted
54 Fire in open air during prohibited fire season

(1)

A person must not light or allow another person to light a fire in open air in an area that is in a prohibited fire season.

(2)

Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who lights or allows another person to light a fire in accordance with—

(a)

a permit granted under regulations made under section 151; and

(b)

any conditions of the permit.

(3)

A person commits an offence if the person knowingly or recklessly contravenes subsection (1).

(4)

A person who commits an offence under this section is liable on conviction,—

(a)

in the case of an individual, to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or to a fine not exceeding $300,000, or both:

(b)

in any other case, to a fine not exceeding $600,000.