154 days ago

Mapua Volunteer fire news

The Team from Mapua Volunteer Fire Brigade

Sept to Oct call outs

12/9/19 18:44 persons stuck in lift, pry door open.

24/9/19 22:55 car on roof Stafford Dr, driver not around, left with police

25/9/19 05:08 MVC (motor vehicle crash) SH 60 near Aporo Rd – stood down

28/9/19 13:39 CPR/Med SH 60, assist Ambo.

30/9/19 07:29 small fire Stagecoach Rd, Previous fire, left to burn it.

1/10/19 21:18 medical on Aranui Rd, left with Ambo

3/10/19 7:24 medical Iwa St,

8/10/19 17:51 3 car MVC SH 60 and Mapua Dr, 1 with miner injury’s. one failed to give way

11/10/19 17:45 Tanker to flared up of historic burn on Hewetson Rd, stood down by Upper Moutere fire

20/10/19 07:20 2 car MVC sh60 near Dominion Rd, left with Police. One crossed the center line.

Calls this year = 75

Safety Tip – Be safe.

Follow these tips to help protect your rural property from fire:

Escape plan

Design an escape plan for you and your family to get out of the house and off the property. Test it regularly.


Make sure your driveway clearance is at least four metres wide and four meters high. Ensure there is adequate turning space for fire trucks and easy access to water.


Make it easy for emergency services to find you by making sure your RAPID rural property identification number is on your signpost and clearly visible from the road.

Water source

Ensure there is access to an adequate supply of water for fire trucks. Make sure your garden hose is connected and is long enough to reach around the house.


Store your firewood and other flammable material away from the house.

For fire safety info go to - fireandemergency.nz...

for fire permits go to - www.checkitsalright.nz...

More messages from your neighbours
5 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

3 hours ago

Screening vs testing

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

Wondering why you didn’t get tested when you went to a community-based assessment centre (CBAC)? When you see a clinician at a CBAC they’ll ask ‘screening’ questions to determine whether you need to be tested. So you will be seen, screened and given advice. But you might not always be tested.
Our website has some more info about this.

3 hours ago

Use official news sources

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The effect of misinformation, myths and gossip can be stopped in its tracks if we all use official news sources. Myths can often be difficult to spot, so we encourage you to only use official news sources at this time https://covid19.govt.nz/.