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TOTAL FIRE BAN ON NOW
Public notice is hereby given pursuant to Sections 19, 22 and 23 of the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977 for the Marlborough District Council area north of the Wairau River including and pursuant to Section 807.1 of the Marlborough District Council Bylaw 2010 for the Urban Marlborough District Council areas of Picton and Havelock and for the Kaikoura District Council area, south of the Clarence River, including the Urban area pursuant to the relevant Kaikoura District Council Bylaws:
That as from 8.00 am on Saturday 31 January 2015 a Prohibited Fire Season (Total Fire Ban) comes into force until further notice.
An existing Total Fire Ban has been in place for the Marlborough District Council Area south of the Wairau and including the Rarangi area and for the Kaikoura District Council Area north of the Clarence River since 15 January 2015.
- All fire permits already issued are suspended immediately.
- Special fire permits pursuant to Section 24 of the Act will only be issued in extraordinary circumstances.
NO FIRES MAY BE LIT IN THE OPEN AIR WITHIN THE MARLBOROUGH KAIKOURA RURAL FIRE AUTHORITY'S DISTRICT AND INCLUDING ALL URBAN AREAS
- Gas-fired barbecues and other such gas-fired devices are not included in the Total fire ban.
- This Prohibited Fire Season (Total Fire Ban) will remain in force until further notice.
FOR ALL RURAL FIRES RING 111.
YOU ARE REMINDED THAT IF YOU CAUSE A FIRE YOU CAN BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COSTS OF PUTTING IT OUT AND FOR COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY FINANCIAL AND/OR PROPERTY LOSS.
THIS PROHIBITED FIRE SEASON COMES INTO FORCE AT 8.00 AM ON SATURDAY 31 JANUARY 2015
RICHARD MCNAMARA PRINCIPAL RURAL FIRE OFFICER, MKRFA
BRIAN PATON DEPUTY PRINCIPAL RURAL FIRE OFFICER, DEPT OF CONSERVATION ZONE
GRAHAM LAMMOND DEPUTY PRINCIPAL RURAL FIRE OFFICER KAIKOURA DISTRICT COUNCIL ZONE
updated 30 January 2015