We are proudly supported by the following companies

  • 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

Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act

  • Bulletin posted: 1/07/2017
On 1 July 2017, the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 came into force.  This Act repeals the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1997, with immediate effect. Information, brochures and guidance material related to this website, and this webpage will be progressively updated to reflect the requirements of the Act.  If you have any questions, please contact Fire and Emergency New Zealand

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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External Structure Course

External Structure Course Date Posted: Oct 11, 2017


Another successful external structure attack course was run at our training facility at Base Woodbourne.  Crews from around the district, including one from Lake Rotoiti, came together on Saturday to undertake theory training in the morning at the Emergency Operations Centre and then out to the Base for the practical session in the afternoon.  

Theory covered the safe person concept, stages of fire growth, hazardous materials, initial attack strategies and tactics for first arriving rural crew.

Safety plays a major role when approaching these incidents as rural crews are not fully equipment or trained for them, this course is about what they can practically and safely do before our structural crews arrive.

Practical sessions covered three scenarios; two for buildings and one for motor vehicles, enabling participants to put into practice what they had covered in the morning sessions.

A big thank you has to be given to RNZAF Base Woodbourne for their continued support in allowing our facility to be housed on their site.

Photo - Crew is discussing tactics as to what to do with the vehicle and surrounding exposures.

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