Dear local residents,

Please find attached notification of the changes to the current fire season which took effect from the 1st December at 8am.

As well as the www. website given on this Fire and Emergency mailout, Auckland Council: may be able to help you with further information about our village and valley or your own, specific properties.

Talking to Deputy Principal Rural Fire Officer for our area, Scott Marchant, gives me no cause to be more hopeful about the safety of our village and catchment in case of a fire than any other similar manuka and tree-surrounded rural area, so please be careful.

Summer is forecast to be dry and windy, he reminds me – conditions which favour the spread of fire.

Kindest regards,

Judith Williams (Puhoi)