Canterbury

Man charged with fire-related offences after Takaka festival

Thursday, 21 February 2019 – 6:32pm

A 26-year-old man from Takaka has been charged following fire-related activity at the Dystopia Festival in Takaka last weekend.

The charges relate to the use of a flamethrower and the presence of fire dancers in an area which was under a prohibited fire season.  

The man is due to appear in Nelson District Court on Monday 25 February. 

Police would like to remind people in the Tasman/Marlborough District that a fire ban remains in place. If there is any doubt about what activities are restricted they can visit the FENZ website. [1]

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Issued by the Police Media Centre

 

References ^ FENZ website. (fireandemergency.nz)