MKRFA is proudly supported by the following companies

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

MKRFA Bulletin

MKRFA Bulletin

Total Fire Ban - Kaikoura District

  • Bulletin posted: 18th Nov 2016


The Marlborough Kaikoura Principal Rural Fire Officer Richard McNamara has imposed a Prohibited Fire Season (TOTAL FIRE BAN) in the Kaikoura District.

A Total Fire Ban is effective immediately in all of the Kaikoura District - See The Regional Fire Season Status Map.

All fire permits already issued are suspended immediately.

  • 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.

This Total Fire Ban in the Kaikoura District is in place due to:

  • The reduced capability of emergency services to respond and suppress an outbreak of wildfire in the Kaikoura area due to the response requirements of the earthquake and after-shocks
  • The reduced access due to damage to roads and access-ways to homes and properties in both the urban and rural areas
  • The reduced access to rural and urban reticulated water systems due to quake damage

A request was made by the NZ Fire Service to impose the TOTAL FIRE BAN which the Marlborough Kaikoura Rural Fire Authority fully supports. 

Please be patient as news of the total fire ban will take time to filter through the Kaikoura district  due to the reduced capacity to spread this message.

This ban does not apply to outside solid fuel fires used for cooking, where there is no alternative.

Want to get a sense of what this Mag 7.8 Quake did to the communities on the east coast of the south Island NZ...?  Check it out here

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This is where you will find information on your rural fire authority and how to protect yourself, your family; your neighbours and your business from the threat of rural wildfire. You will find information on current fire danger levels, fire season status (do I need a permit to light a fire?), the fire authority’s news and events and other helpful information such as current NZ fire science and research.

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