Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Guy Fawkes Night Queenstown

Media Advisory
Guy Fawkes Night

It may be known as ‘Bonfire Night’ in the UK but Queenstown Lakes District Council’s principal rural fire officer Gordon Bailey is reminding local Guy Fawkes revellers that residential areas are a bonfire free zone.

Mr Bailey says while Guy Fawkes Night offers a great opportunity to get together with family and friends everyone needs to keep safety in mind.

“Bonfire’s are great fun but unfortunately it creates a fire risk in built up communities so people will have to settle for fireworks,” he said.

Bonfires can be enjoyed in rural areas but you will need a permit, which can be a easily obtained from Council.

Mr Bailey also asked people to use fireworks safely.

“Watch for kids, animals, dry vegetation and trees,” he said. ‘Make sure you light them in a wide open area well away from anything that could catch fire. Keep a hose or a bucket of water handy.”

More information on rural fire permits can be found at www.qldc.govt.nz. Advice on fireworks safety can be found at the New Zealand Fire Service website www.fire.org.nz


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Australia Deportations: English Relaxed On Immigration Centre Conditions

Labour's Annette King: “There have been numerous reports from inside these detention centres on just how bad conditions are... If they were being held in any other foreign jail, I imagine Mr English would be somewhat concerned. More>>


Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)

  • ALSO:

    ECE Report:

    Key In NY: Prime Minister Addresses United Nations

    Prime Minister John Key has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York, focusing on a call for action in Syria and on other conflicts, reform of the veto process and on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. More>>.


    Gordon Campbell: On The Lack Of Accountability Over Philip Smith

    In New Zealand, accountability is an exotic creature rarely glimpsed at ministerial level, or among senior management. The flight to Rio by the paedophile /murderer Philip John Smith/Traynor is no exception. More>>


    More On Corrections

    Gordon Campbell: On Putin’s Diplomatic Coup Over Syria

    There’s a simple historical precedent for what is occurring in Syria. During WWII, the Allies joined forces with a known butcher and tyrant – Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union – in order to defeat a greater evil, Nazi Germany… More>>


    Key 'Didn't Know': Brownlee Seeks Pandas In China

    While Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee is in China pushing a taxpayer funded deal to bring two pandas to New Zealand, the country’s military look set to be hit with a pay freeze, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. More>>


    Scoop Business: GCSB Willing To Extend Cyber-Attack Programme To Local ISPs

    The Government Communications Security Bureau’s ‘Cortex’ cyber-security programme has been successful in helping identify and mitigate a series of cyber attacks since its introduction and an extension to cover local internet service providers is still on the cards... More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news