As we head into the summer holiday period, Hastings District Council wishes everyone a safe Christmas and New Year as they come together with family and friends.
To help get through the season without incident, our partners have joined us to share some key safety messages.
As we all know summer in Hawke’s Bay can be long, hot, and dry, which makes fire a real risk in our rural areas, as has been seen with some significant fires around the country over the last few summers.
Hawke’s Bay principal rural fire officer Trevor Mitchell says there are some simple things we can all do to reduce the risk of fire this summer.
Further information about whether it’s okay to light fires and other safety information can be found on the checkitsalright.co.nz website.
Hastings District Council would also like to encourage people to be mindful of how they dispose of rubbish over the summer.
A carelessly discarded cigarette butt is all it takes to start a fire. Whether in urban or rural areas please be considerate in how you dispose of rubbish.
For any illegal dumping Council can be contacted on (06) 871 5000 to collect.
Summer can also mean increased risk of theft and burglaries as the weather gets hot and we go on holiday or host guests.
Hawke’s Bay Police senior sergeant Bryan Smith has some handy hints to keep yourself and your property safe:
Hastings District Council hopes that by sharing this information we can all work together to have a great summer free of incident.
20 December 2019
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