Hot conditions, warm winds fan fire risk

Hot conditions, warm winds fan fire risk

Matt McCrorie The Nelson Tasman area is now experiencing a prohibited fire season, with a total ban on all open air fires. This follows high temperatures, high wind and lack of rain throughout the region. The increasing heat is a big factor in fire risk at this time...
Suspicions over Rabbit Island fire

Suspicions over Rabbit Island fire

The cause of last Friday’s fire on Rabbit Island is being treated as suspicious. Rural Fire Network boss Ian Reade, who is based in Richmond, said the cause of the fire was still being investigated but anyone who saw people acting suspiciously at the eastern end of...