Smoke and fumes from fires can cause health problems.
Under the Wellington City Council Consolidated bylaw, no occupier of any premises may permit smoke, noxious fumes or other matter to be emitted from any outdoor fire, chimney, fireplace, barbecue, brazier or traditional cooking fire or other device on such premises to such an extent as to:
- cause a nuisance to persons in the vicinity.
- if, in the opinion of an enforcement officer or a fire officer, a nuisance is being caused, the enforcement officer or fire officer, as the case may be, may require the nuisance to be abated immediately.
Wellington Consolidated Bylaw 2008 - Part 3: Fire and Smoke Nuisance
Fire and smoke nuisances are also covered under Section 29 of the Health Act (1956).
Health Act 1956, Section 29 – New Zealand Legislation