Can I light an open fire in Ōpōtiki if there is another dwelling within 100m?
No. Bay of Plenty Regional Council does not allow properties, urban or rural, to light a fire within 100m of a neighbouring dwelling house.
Are there exceptions?
Recreational or cultural fires will still be allowed, for example braziers, BBQs, pizza ovens, smokers and hangi, provided offensive or dangerous discharges are minimised. For rural production land, you can apply for resource consent through Bay of Plenty Regional Council to burn vegetative material within 100m of another dwelling house.
Full details are available in their Essential Rules for Backyard Burning guide (PDF, 235KB)
Do I need a permit to light a fire in Opotiki?
Open air fires are managed by Fire and Emergency New Zealand. Before lighting a fire go to checkitsalright.nz to see if you can light a fire and if you need a permit you can link from there to the permit application site.