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. 
Issued by the Police Media Centre
References ^ FENZ website. (fireandemergency.nz)