Forestry company still assessing cost

Forestry company still assessing cost

Matt McCrorie   One of the companies really feeling the heat of the Pigeon Valley fires is Tasman Pine. The company owns 60 per cent of the plantations lost in the Pigeon valley forest fires, which is roughly 1400 hectares out of the 2343ha burnt. Chief operating...
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...
Water restrictions level increased

Water restrictions level increased

Matt McCrorie The need to conserve water is becoming more important every day, the council says, with wind, consistent high temperatures, and increasing water demand causing rivers and groundwater levels to drop. Dennis Bush-King, convener of the Dry Weather...