Man charged with fire-related offences after Takaka festival
"Man charged with fire-related offences after Takaka festival"
A 34-year-old man from Takaka has been charged following fire-related activity at the Dystopia Festival in Takaka last weekend.
The charges relate to the use of a flamethrower and the presence of fire dancers in an area which was under a prohibited fire season.
The man is due to appear in Nelson District Court on Monday 25 February.
Police would like to remind people in the Tasman/Marlborough District that a fire ban remains in place.
If there is any doubt about what activities are restricted they can visit the FENZ website.