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  • Crafar Crouch Construction
  • Delegat
  • Waitui Farm Ltd
  • Forest & Environmental Management Marlborough Ltd
  • Kekerengu Valley Farm
  • Downer Group
  • Mark Stevenson First National Real Esate
  • Yealands Estate
  • Department of Conservation
  • Marlborough Forest Industry Association
  • Top of the South Caravan Hire
  • Earnslaw One Ltd
  • Susan Pope Ltd
  • PWS Professional Web Solutions
  • Meaters of Marlborough
  • Busy Bee Contracting
  • Mitre 10 Mega Marlborough
  • Top Town Cinemas
  • Alpha Lea Contracting
  • Sanford
  • Merrill Ring
  • Bluff Station Ltd
  • Keneperu Water Taxis
  • Lowlands Wines
  • Marlborough Girls College
  • Sounds Air
  • Oyster Bay
  • Rai Silviculture Ltd
  • PF Olsen
  • GCSB
  • Springview Vineyard
  • Tractor Repairs and Spares
  • Slip Inn Cafe
  • Marlborough District Council
  • Advanced Electrical Blenheim
  • Marlborough Regional Forrestry
  • Interislander
  • Gale Contracting
  • Kaikoura District Council
  • New World Blenheim
  • Te Mahia Lodge
  • Nelson Forrests Ltd

Marlborough Kaikoura Fire and Emergency Bulletin


Ian Montgomery - Good As Gold Award

Ian "Monty" Montgomery of Okiwi Bay is this week's winner of the ASB Good As Gold award on TVNZ1's Seven Sharp.

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Fire in our landscape. Everyone's Responsibility

Here you will find information on your Marlborough Kaikoura Fire and Emergency authority and how to protect yourself, your family; your neighbours and your business from the threat of rural wildfire

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Change of Fire Season to Restricted Date Posted: Feb 20, 2018

Restricted Fire Season Now in Force as from 22 February 2018!

All areas in Marlborough/Kaikoura district will be RESTRICTED Fire Season as from 0800hrs Thursday 22 February 2018, this means you need a permit to have a fire in the open.

Fire Permits are required for all fires on Public Conservation Land other than for an approved campground fire or a fire lit for cooking or warmth.

If you have been burning over winter check that pile of ash, dig into it, it may still be hot.

If you lit a fire before the Restrictions came in and it’s still smouldering or burning you need a permit.

Fires that do not require a fire permit in a Restricted Fire Season

  • Any fire with a fully enclosed firebox such as an outside burner, pizza ovens, solid fuel BBQ, hot tub, hot tubs etc.

  • Braziers with a tray to catch the falling embers

  • All must have at least 2m clearance from dry material

  • Incinerator – which incorporates a chimney and a spark arrestor

Enjoy the summer and if in doubt about the Fire season status go to


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A community responsibility to the threat of rural fire

If you live or own property in a rural area or on the urban–rural interface, you are part of a community that has a responsibility to manage the risk of fires on your property.

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