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Fireworks Ban At Northland’s Ahipara, Karikari Peninsula And Ripiro Beach

Friday, 1 December 2023, 8:46 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fireworks are banned in the Ahipara township and surrounds, on the Karikari Peninsula, and at Ripiro Beach from Friday 1 December, until further notice. Northland District Manager, Wipari Henwood, says lighting fireworks in the hot, dry, and windy conditions ... More >>

Fire And Emergency NZ Declares A Prohibited Fire Season For Hauraki Gulf Islands

Friday, 1 December 2023, 8:46 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

The Hauraki Gulf Islands enter a prohibited fire season from 1 December, until further notice. A prohibited fire season means a total ban on outdoor fires, and all previously granted fire permits are no longer valid. Declaring the prohibited fire season, Fire ... More >>

Bravo Strike Team Arrives Home From Queensland Fires

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 3:19 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s Bravo strike team has arrived home after assisting with the response to wildfires burning across Queensland. Due to recent rainfall and a significant drop in the number of wildfires across the state, Bravo will be ... More >>

Kaiapoi's New Fire Station Officially Opened

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:15 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency joined with the Kaiapoi community to celebrate the opening of the new Kaiapoi Fire Station today. Fire and Emergency’s National Commander Russell Wood officially opened the $8.08 million station, alongside members of the Kaiapoi ... More >>

Reminder To Take Care When Hay Bailing This Season

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 10:06 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency is reminding people bailing hay this season to take their time, to make sure the job is done right. National Wildfire Manager Tim Mitchell says currently conditions are challenging for hay making. "The frequent rain and overcast conditions ... More >>

Second Fire And Emergency Deployment Arrives In Queensland

Friday, 17 November 2023, 10:15 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

An increase in fire danger in Queensland means the arrival of Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s next contingent of firefighters is timely. Favourable weather conditions in the past 10 days had seen the number of bushfires in the state drop from 70 to ... More >>

People Reminded Not To Light Fires When Visiting Islands Off Northland This Summer

Monday, 13 November 2023, 12:46 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is urging people not to light fires on islands that are public conservation land this summer following campfires being lit on Motumaire near Paihia, and Waewaetorea in the outer Bay of Islands. This comes after several ... More >>

Twenty-two Firefighters Deployed To Assist With Queensland Wildfires

Monday, 6 November 2023, 10:33 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Twenty-two firefighters are departing for Australia on Monday, 6 November to help fight wildfires burning across Queensland. The contingent is made up of four five-person crews and two strike team leaders. Five of these firefighters are from the Department ... More >>

Fire And Emergency Urges Caution With Fireworks

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 1:08 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency is urging people to think carefully before using fireworks this Guy Fawkes. Fire and Emergency Community Education Manager Adrian Nacey says the weather forecast for this Guy Fawkes weekend is mixed, making it all the more important ... More >>

Kensington Fire Update #1

Friday, 27 October 2023, 11:49 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Firefighters continue to work at the scene of this morning’s house fire in Kensington, Dunedin. Incident Controller Pete Douglas said crews with breathing apparatus were working systematically through the interior of the house where the fire was first ... More >>

Fire Crews Responding To Multiple Calls Across Canterbury

Saturday, 14 October 2023, 2:10 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire crews are responding to a surge in 111 calls in Canterbury related to the severe wind warning issues for the region earlier this morning. By 1.45pm there were more than 25 responses underway to lifting roofs, fallen trees and downed powerlines from ... More >>

Owners Of Older Top Loader Samsung Washing Machines Urged To Check Model Numbers After Fire

Friday, 13 October 2023, 10:54 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Owners of four top loader Samsung washing machines manufactured more than a decade ago are being encouraged to double-check their model number after a fire at a home in Auckland. The units were voluntarily recalled in 2013. Anyone with one of the ... More >>

Fire And Emergency Campaign To Raise Awareness About Lithium-ion Battery Fires

Monday, 2 October 2023, 10:34 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Lithium-ion battery fires are increasing globally and here in Aotearoa, and people need to know the risks and what to do if their device catches fire. Fire and Emergency’s latest campaign will focus on raising people’s awareness of the dangers of incorrectly ... More >>

Pukaki Downs Fire Update #12

Thursday, 28 September 2023, 10:08 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Clear skies across the Mackenzie District will aid firefighter efforts for most of Thursday, with westerly winds and possible thunderstorms expected later this afternoon. A Fire and Emergency Urban Search and Rescue drone team has conducted an overnight ... More >>

Pukaki Downs Fire Update #11

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 1:20 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Cloudy, cooler and settled weather conditions are allowing crews on the fire ground to make further progress extinguishing hotspots. The size of the fire remains unchanged at 2900ha with a perimeter of about 38km. Several hotspots were identified from Tuesday ... More >>

Pukaki Downs Fire Update #10

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 11:26 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

The temperatures are cooler today with more settled weather and this is aiding firefighters to fully extinguish the vegetation fire at Pukaki Downs in the McKenzie District, South Canterbury. Fire and Emergency crews responded to the fire at around 8pm on ... More >>

Restricted Fire Season Lifted For Central Otago And Upper Waitaki

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 10:44 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

The restricted fire season in place for Central Otago and Upper Waitaki zones has been lifted, as of 8am on Tuesday, September 26 until further notice. District Manager Phil Marsh says the restricted season was put in place due to weather and fire danger ... More >>

Pukaki Downs Fire Update #9

Monday, 25 September 2023, 11:44 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Snowfall across the MacKenzie District over the weekend has helped extinguish a large area of the Pukaki Downs fire. Incident Controller Stephen Butler says infrared hotspotting by helicopter was conducted on Sunday evening, with nine hotspots identified ... More >>

Rain And Snow Dampen Down Pukaki Downs And Tekapo Wildfires

Friday, 22 September 2023, 12:56 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Firefighters on the ground at the Pukaki Downs fire are making the most of favourable weather conditions to strengthen and extend fire breaks today. Incident Controller Stephen Butler says cold, rainy and snowy weather has helped dampen down the flames. ... More >>

This Daylight Saving Weekend Get Your Smoke Alarms Sorted

Friday, 22 September 2023, 10:12 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

This Daylight Saving weekend, Fire and Emergency is reminding everyone to check their smoke alarms are working and in the right place. Adrian Nacey, Community Education Manager, says now is the time to make sure your household has working smoke alarms ... More >>





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