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Christchurch City Council is temporarily lifting its ban on open fires in urban areas.
The ban will be lifted from Thursday 5 April and will extend until Monday 30 April 2012.
The ban is lifted in Christchurch City and its urban ‘fire districts’ including: Christchurch City, Brooklands, New Brighton, Sumner, Lyttelton, Governors Bay, Diamond Harbour, Little River and Akaroa.
The lifting of the ban will end on Monday 30 April prior to the start of the Environment Canterbury (ECan) Clean Air Winter Period fire ban. This ECan ban prohibits the lighting of open fires by anybody in the Clean Air Zone and applies from 1 May to 31 August 2012.