Handsome Dan Has Spoken.
Handsome Dan is currently WFH.
Handsome Dan is perplexed...and a little stir crazy.
Outdoor cooking and heating
Outdoor fires for heating or cooking like:
are allowed in the Auckland Rural Fire District, excluding Hauraki Gulf Islands if used in a safe and considerate manner, when basic prevention measures are adhered to. These must be in conditions where any smoke, ash or other discharge to air is not noxious and does not create a nuisance to neighbours.
Handsomedan: I believe it's illegal to have an open fire on the beach - particularly if some of the fuel is a boat belonging to a nearby resident.