While our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the current fires and forestry closures, we have been having an incredibly sunny summer! Perfect weather for swimming and kayaking!
The whole community rallied together to fight these fires and some of our visitor business partners were involved directly – especially the helicopter pilots and some who are volunteer fire fighters in their “spare” time. We are pleased to say that while they fires are still burning they are now contained.
ALL tourism operators in Nelson City, Abel Tasman National Park, Golden Bay and Murchison are operating as usual – they are unaffected by the fires! There is NO noticeable smoke over Nelson city, the Abel Tasman, Golden Bay or Murchison.
The current situation is:
– The fires are now contained
– The fire is in valleys near Wakefield, a settlement 30kms south of Nelson City.
– It is mainly plantation pine forests affected
If you have specific concerns, the best place to go for detailed updates is the Nelson Tasman Civil Defence website.
SOURCE: Nelson Regional Development Agency