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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 south of the Wairau River including the area south of the Diversion and the area around and including Rarangi, and pursuant to Section 807.1 of the Marlborough District Council Bylaw 2010 for the Urban Marlborough District Council areas of Blenheim, Renwick, Seddon and Ward:
that as from 8.00 am on Wednesday 30 January 2013 a Prohibited Fire Season (Total Fire Ban) comes into force until further notice.
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 SOUTH AREA INCLUDING BOTH URBAN AND RURAL AREAS.
Gas barbecues 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 IF YOU CAUSE A FIRE YOU CAN BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COSTS OF PUTTING OUT.
THIS PROHIBITED FIRE SEASON COMES INTO FORCE AT 8.00 AM
ON WEDNESDAY 30 JANUARY 2013.