So far so good on fire scene
Kaikoura Volunteer Fire Brigade chief Ian Walker says the holiday period has so far given the fire service a steady workload, although there have fortunately been no serious incidents.
On Friday evening just after 7pm the brigade was called to the substation on Ludstone Rd after reports of damaged wires.
Two wires were broken, causing power cuts to some parts of Kaikoura, he said.
Kaikoura and Cheviot teams attended a two-car collision in the Hundalees early on Boxing Day.
Emergency services were called to one other vehicle accident, involving a single car at Clarence on Sunday, but were stood down soon after.
Mr Walker said other small callouts included cooking at an accommodation premises setting off smoke detectors, and false alarms.
Fortunately for the brigade there have been few calls from the public relating to beach fires, despite visitor numbers increasing.
Mr Walker said there was a lot of driftwood around at the moment so controlled burns would hopefully prevent callouts further into the summer season.
Snapped: Broken electrical wires at the Ludstone Rd substation sparked a callout for emergency services on Friday.