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

 

Restricted Fire Season For Marlborough And Kaikoura

A restricted fire season is now in place across Marlborough and Kaikoura. The change in fire season came into effect 8am Thursday 24 December.

Principal Rural Fire Officer Chris Hayles says anyone wanting to light an outdoor fire in Marlborough and Kaikoura will now need to apply for a fire permit.

"With the recent hot and dry weather we’ve had, we have a lot more dry vegetation around here than previous years," says Chris Hayles.

"This increases the fire danger and means if a fire were to start, it could spread very quickly."

"We urge everyone in Marlborough and Kaikoura, whether you live here or are visiting for the summer, to follow the fire season.

"Be safe and apply for a permit if you want to light an outdoor fire. If you have a permit, follow the conditions listed on it."

"When you apply for a permit we can help you plan your fire and give you advice on the best day, time and location for your fire which will reduce the likelihood of it getting out of control."

"Go to www.checkitsalright.nz and follow the instructions to apply for your permit."

"In a restricted season it’s okay to light up your gas or charcoal barbecues or have a hangi or umu without a fire permit - but follow our safety tips on www.checkitsalright.nz and check the fire danger level for the day you plan to have one. Hold off if it’s too windy or the fire danger level is too high."

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Northland’s Covid Case, And Biden’s Battle Lines

The South African variant at the centre of the Northland case of community transmission calls for a reset of several aspects of our Covid response. Some aspects of that reset are overdue. Since the pandemic began, the debate on whether transmission can be (or is mainly) via small aerosols rather than larger droplets has barely been reflected in official health policy, which has focussed largely on the droplets...More>>

 

National: Leader Of The Opposition’s State Of The Nation Speech

Kia ora and thank you for that welcome. It is a pleasure to be here. Thank you to the Rotary Club of Auckland and the EMA for hosting me at this first event in your centenary year. National and Rotary share many common principles, including community ... More>>

ALSO:

Ministry Of Health: Probable Case Of COVID-19 In A Returnee

The Ministry of Health is investigating a positive test result in a person who recently travelled from overseas and completed their stay in managed isolation in a facility in Auckland. In the case we are investigating and reporting today, the person had ... More>>


ALSO:


Oranga Tamariki: Chief Executive Grainne Moss Steps Down

Controversial Oranga Tamariki chief executive Grainne Moss has decided to step down. More>>

ALSO:

USA: Prime Minister Congratulates President Joe Biden On His Inauguration

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States of America. “I look forward to building a close relationship with President Biden and working with him on issues that matter ... More>>

ALSO:


Government: New Zealand And China Sign FTA Upgrade

Trade Ministers for New Zealand and China today signed an upgrade to the free trade agreement between the two countries. “This modernises our free trade agreement and ensures it will remain fit for purpose for another decade,” Minister for Trade ... More>>

Oxfam NZ: Wealth Of New Zealand’s Richest Person’s Soars By $3.4bn Since Beginning Of Pandemic

New Zealand’s richest citizen, Graeme Hart, has seen his fortune increase by NZ$3,494,333,333 since March 2020 – a sum equivalent to over half a million New Zealanders receiving a cheque for NZ$6,849 each, reveals a new analysis from Oxfam today. The New Zealand ... More>>

ALSO:

Government: New Public Housing Plan Announced

RT HON JACINDA ARDERN HON DR MEGAN WOODS The Government has released its Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 which outlines the intention of where 8,000 additional public and transitional housing places announced in Budget 2020, will go. “The Government ... More>>

Government: Pre-Departure Testing Extended To All Passengers To New Zealand

To further protect New Zealand from COVID-19, the Government is extending pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels