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

 


Dunedin Total Fire Ban Being Lifted Tomorrow




Dunedin Total Fire Ban Being Lifted Tomorrow

Dunedin (Tuesday, 9 April 2013) – Dunedin’s total fire ban is being lifted tomorrow, but people should continue to be very careful when lighting fires.

A prohibited fire season (total fire ban) has been in place in Dunedin City since 13 March and will be lifted at 6.00am on Wednesday 10 April.

Dunedin City Council Principal Rural Fire Officer Graeme Still says weather station monitoring has shown the fire risk has eased, mainly due to lower temperatures at night.

Lifting the ban will return all rural areas under the jurisdiction of the DCC and the Department of Conservation to a restricted fire season, under which a fire permit is required for any fire in the open air.

Fire permits that were suspended under the ban and have not yet expired become current again and applications for fire permit renewals and new permits can once again be accepted by the DCC Customer Services Agency, phone 477 4000, or the Department of Conservation, phone 477 0677.

Under DCC bylaw provisions, the ban prohibited all outdoor burning in urban areas of Dunedin. Outdoor burning in urban areas can now resume, subject to bylaw conditions. A guideline on burning in urban areas is available from the Customer Services Agency or at www.ruralfiredunedin.govt.nz.

While the fire danger has reverted to levels below those indicating a total fire ban is required, great care should be exercised when carrying out any permitted burning activity. No fire should be left unattended and ashes should be thoroughly extinguished following burning. If wind is experienced, check recent fire sites to ensure embers have not been fanned back to life.

For any fire that may be dangerous or out of control, phone 111.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Arming Police: Frontline Police To Routinely Carry Tasers

"In making the decision, the Police executive has considered almost five years worth of 'use of force' data… It consistently shows that the Taser is one of the least injury-causing tactical options available when compared with other options, with a subject injury rate of just over one per cent for all deployments." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On D-Day For Dairy At The TPP

While New Zealand may feel flattered at being called “the Saudi Arabia of milk” it would be more accurate to regard us as the suicide bombers of free trade. More>>

ALSO:

Leaked Letter: Severe Restrictions on State Owned Enterprises

Even an SOE that exists to fulfil a public function neglected by the market or which is a natural monopoly would nevertheless be forced to act "on the basis of commercial considerations" and would be prohibited from discriminating in favour of local businesses in purchases and sales. Foreign companies would be given standing to sue SOEs in domestic courts for perceived departures from the strictures of the TPP... More>>

ALSO:

"Gutted" Safety Bill: Time To Listen To Workplace Victims’ Families

Labour has listened to the families of whose loved ones have been killed at work and calls on other political parties to back its proposals to make workplaces safer and prevent unnecessary deaths on the job. More>>

ALSO:

Regulators: Govt To ‘Crowd-Source’ Regulatory Advice

A wide-ranging set of reforms is to be implemented to shake up the way New Zealand government agencies develop, write and implement regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Board Appointments: Some Minister Appoint Less The 3 In 10 Women

“It’s 2015 not 1915: Ministers who appoint less than 3 in 10 women to their boards must do better, they have no excuse but to do better,” said Dr Blue. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The 1990s Retro Proposals For Our Health System

As we learned yesterday, the reviews propose that the democratically elected representation on DHBs should be reduced, such that community wishes will be able to be over-ridden by political appointees. In today’s revelations, the reviews also propose a return to the destructive competitive health model of the 1990s. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news