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
The hot dry summer has forced the closure of most tracks in the Wither Hills Farm Park, including the Mountain Bike Park.
Due to the ‘very high to extreme’ fire risk conditions within the Farm Park, walkers and runners are asked to stay on the lower tracks around the town boundary only, and not to venture up the gullies or ridge paths.
Cyclists are asked to avoid the Mountain Bike Park as this area would be particularly dangerous in the event of a fire.
Stick to the lower tracks to avoid risk to yourself and to fire fighters.
Signs advising of the track closures have been installed at the Farm Park. The closure of these areas will apply at all times of the day.
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.