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New Year’s Honours Recipients Recognised

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 11:47 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand personnel from Ōpōtiki, Kaikohe, Westport, Ohakune and Kirwee were presented with their New Year’s Honours by Governor-General Patsy Reddy at Government House in Wellington today. Syd Hughes and Bruce Thompson were ... More >>

Fire And Emergency New Zealand Opens Three New Facilities In Christchurch

Friday, 30 April 2021, 4:12 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s commitment to rebuilding and enhancing its facilities in Christchurch in partnership with the community is being reinforced with the opening of three new buildings in two days. Ilam Fire Station and the Ilam Fire Engineering ... More >>

Fire Safety In Haast

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 12:36 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Over ANZAC weekend Fire and Emergency New Zealand teams visited 140 Haast properties and installed more than 100 smoke alarms. Principal Rural Fire Officer Atila de Oliveira says the two days were a success and well received by the community. "Haast ... More >>

Change In Fire Season For Kaipara

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 9:34 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Kaipara is now in an open fire season, effective from 8am today (Wednesday 28 April). Principal Rural Fire Officer Myles Taylor says recent rain has reduced the fire danger enough for Kaipara to join Whangārei and the Far North Zone 2 in an open fire season. ... More >>

Change In Fire Season For Marlborough

Monday, 19 April 2021, 11:06 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

As of 8am Tuesday 20 April, fire seasons are changing across Marlborough. North Marlborough (all land North of the Wairau river excluding Rarangi and the Diversion and including Picton and Havelock) will move to an open fire season. However, Department ... More >>

Manawatu And Rangitikei Move To Open Fire Season

Friday, 16 April 2021, 3:07 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

At 8 am, Monday 19 April, Manawatu, Rangitikei and Palmerston North districts will move to an open fire season, with the exception of beaches across the Rangitikei, Manawatu and Horowhenua where open-air fires will remain prohibited. An open fire ... More >>

Change Of Fire Seasons For Northland

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 9:53 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Whangārei and Far North District Zone 2 are moving to an open fire season as at 8am Friday 16 April 2021. The Far North District Zone 2 includes all land in the Far North District south of Ahipara in the west and Taipa in the east. Principal ... More >>

Smoke Alarms Prove Lifesaving In Titahi Bay

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 3:46 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

A resident in Titahi Bay is thankful for the smoke alarms that alerted them and their neighbours to a kitchen fire over the weekend. Acting Area Commander Michael Dombroski says the house was well ablaze when volunteers from the Titahi Bay Volunteer ... More >>

Change Of Fire Season For Wellington

Friday, 9 April 2021, 3:10 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Wellington is moving from a restricted fire season to an open fire season from 9.00am on Monday 12 April. An open fire season means you don’t need a permit to light an outdoor fire. The change of season for Wellington covers the council boundaries ... More >>

Restricted Fire Season For North Marlborough

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 8:58 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

North Marlborough is moving to a restricted fire season at 8am on Thursday 8 April. This is all parts of Marlborough north of the Wairau River (excluding Rarangi and the Diversion) and includes Picton, Havelock and Department of Conservation land ... More >>

Change Of Fire Seasons For Mainland Auckland And The Hauraki Islands

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 8:54 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

From 8 am Wednesday 7 April, Auckland mainland is changing to an open fire season, and the populated Hauraki Gulf Islands (Great Barrier, Waiheke, Kawau, Ponti and Rakino) are going into a restricted season. The conservation islands remain in a ... More >>

Open Fire Season For Wairarapa And Tararua

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 3:27 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Wairarapa and Tararua Districts will be moving to an open fire season as at 8am Wednesday 7 April. Principal Rural Fire Officer Phill Wishnowsky says the area has become greener with cooler temperatures and increased overnight dews. This has reduced ... More >>

Fire Crews Respond To Several Rural Fires In The South

Sunday, 4 April 2021, 5:08 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand crews are responding to several rural blazes in Southland, Otago and South Canterbury today, with strong winds preventing helicopters from being deployed in most areas. On-call Region 5 Commander Keith McIntosh said the regional ... More >>

Extreme Fire Danger In Otago Over Easter

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 12:14 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is suspending all fire permits across the Otago Region, which includes Coastal Zone Dunedin, Clutha including Catlins, Waitaki, Central Zone and Lakes from 12pm on Thursday 1 April until 12pm Tuesday 6 April. Central Otago ... More >>

Check Your Smoke Alarms This Daylight Saving Weekend

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 7:59 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand wants you to help yourself this weekend when daylight saving ends. On Sunday 4 April at 3am the clocks push back one hour, taking us back to New Zealand standard time. "This is also the weekend to check your smoke ... More >>

Fire Permits Suspended In Kaipara District

Monday, 29 March 2021, 12:49 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

All active fire permits have been suspended in the Kaipara District since Saturday until further notice. Deputy Principal Rural Fire Officer Michael Champtaloup says this situation may change given today’s rainfall and he will let people know if ... More >>

Open Fire Season For Gisborne /Tairāwhiti

Monday, 29 March 2021, 8:00 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Gisborne/Tairāwhiti moves to an open fire season from 8am Monday 29 March 2021. Principal rural fire officer Ray Dever says around 100 mm of rain over the past few weeks has enabled the change to an open fire season from the restricted fire season ... More >>

Restricted Fire Season For Wairarapa

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 9:14 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

The Wairarapa district is moving to a restricted fire season from 8am Friday 19 March 2021. The Tararua district also remains in a restricted fire season. Principal Rural Fire Officer Phill Wishnowsky says a prohibited fire season has been in place ... More >>

Pumicelands Changes To Open Fire Season

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 7:56 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Pumicelands is changing from a restricted to an open fire season from 8 am on Wednesday 17 March. The area moving into open fire season includes Taupo, Rotorua, Tauranga, Whakatane, Kawerau and Opotiki. It reaches from Waihi Beach in the east to Raumakara ... More >>

Restricted Fire Season For Hawke’s Bay

Monday, 15 March 2021, 2:17 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Hawke’s Bay is now in a restricted fire season. The change came into effect at 8am on Monday 15 March. Principal Rural Fire Officer Trevor Mitchell says the district recently had 20 millimetres of rain, which helped reduce the risk of a fire spreading ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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