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Stay Fire Safe With Your Bubble Mates This Daylight Savings Weekend

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 9:16 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

With everybody now at home for the COVID-19 self-isolation period, it is more important than ever to check your home is fire safe and to be vigilant about fire safety in everything you do. Mark the end of daylight saving by checking your smoke alarms ... More >>

Hold Off Lighting Outdoor Fires During The COVID-19 Lockdown

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 5:38 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

"I know we all want to get odd jobs done and clean up while we have more time at home but please do not burn unnecessary fires such as household rubbish or garden waste. Hold off applying for a permit for an outdoor fire until the lockdown is over," ... More >>

Change To Fire Season In Manawatu

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 12:23 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Manawatu, Palmerston North, Rangitikei and Horowhenua will move into an open fire season effective from 8am Wednesday 1 April. Principal Rural Fire Officer Bradley Shanks says a permit is still required to light a fire in open air in: - All Public ... More >>

Change in fire season for Wairarapa and Tararua Districts

Monday, 30 March 2020, 10:12 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

The fire seasons for Wairarapa and Tararua Districts will change from prohibited to restricted effective from 8am this morning (Monday 30 March). More >>

Remember Fire Safety In Your COVID-19 Preparations

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 2:36 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency is urging New Zealanders to think about fire safety as they self-isolate to prevent spread of COVID-19. Fire and Emergency Chief Executive Rhys Jones says with people staying home for at least the next four weeks, it’s now more important ... More >>

Change In Fire Season For Pumicelands

Monday, 23 March 2020, 3:55 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

The fire season in Pumicelands will change from prohibited to restricted effective from 8am Tuesday 24 March. This means that a permit is required to light a fire in open air. Principal Rural Fire Officer Steve Webb says the changes have been made ... More >>

Changes In Fire Season For Nelson Tasman

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 1:48 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

The fire season in Waimea, Richmond, Nelson and Coastal zones will change from prohibited to restricted effective from midnight Friday the 20th March. This means that a permit is required to light a fire in open air. Principal Rural Fire Officer Ian Reade says ... More >>

Change In Fire Season For Mid-South Canterbury

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 3:58 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

The fire season in Mid-South Canterbury will change from restricted to open effective from midnight tonight (19 March). This means that a permit is no longer required to light a fire in open air in High Country Zone, Ashburton Coastal, Timaru Coastal ... More >>

Changes To Fire Season In Palmerston North, Manawatu, And Rangitikei

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 11:14 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

As of 8am Wednesday 11 March, the fire season in Palmerston North, Manawatu, and Rangitikei Districts has changed from prohibited to restricted fire season. This means that a permit is required to light a fire in open air. Horowhenua continues ... More >>

Changes To Fire Season In Taranaki, Whanganui And Ruapehu

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 2:10 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

As of 8 am Wednesday 11 March, the fire seaon in Taranaki, Whanganui and Ruapehu has changed from prohibited to open fire season. The Ngaere Swamp Area will return to its normal restricted season where a permit to light a fire is required in most ... More >>

Aucklanders Asked To Take Extra Care In Extreme Fire Conditions

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 2:16 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency is asking Aucklanders to take extra care after recent fires on lifestyle blocks on the outskirts of the city. Region Manager Ron Devlin says people should avoid activities which can cause a spark like using a chainsaw, mowing lawns, ... More >>

Fire Danger Still High In Nelson/Tasman

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 1:15 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Despite recent rainfall, fire danger levels throughout most of Nelson and Tasman remain high says Principal Rural Fire Officer Ian Reade. A total fire ban is still in place across Nelson and Tasman district except Golden Bay which has a restricted ... More >>

Extreme Fire Danger In Northland

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 2:22 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

With over 100 avoidable fires already in Northland this fire season Fire and Emergency is urging people to pay attention the total fire ban. "A total fire ban means people should not be lighting ANY fires - including rubbish fires," says Region ... More >>

Changes To Fire Season In Wairoa

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 9:35 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

The current fire season in all Rural Zones in Wairoa, including Department of Conservation land, has changed from Prohibited to Restricted. This means that a permit is required to light a fire in open air. The Bay Forests Zone remains in a Prohibited season ... More >>

Rain Not Enough To Change Fire Danger

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 10:24 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Rain over the weekend has not changed the fire danger levels across the country, warns Fire and Emergency New Zealand. Manager Rural Fire Tim Mitchell says given how dry conditions have been, the rain experienced over the past few days has not ... More >>

Rolleston Fire

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 7:47 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

A fire burning between Rolleston and Christchurch is now contained. Crews were called to the fire on Waterholes Road, near Main South Road at 4.30 this afternoon. It quickly spread across 40 hectares and up to 21 appliances and four helicopters worked to ... More >>

All Of North Island Now In A Prohibited Or Restricted Fire Season

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 2:54 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

The entire North Island and most of the South is now in either a Prohibited or Restricted ffire and emergecyire season after Wellington declared a restricted season effective 8am Friday 14 February. Manager Rural Fire, Tim Mitchell says the hot and dry conditions ... More >>

Restricted Fire Season For Wellington

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 9:07 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

As of 8am Friday 14 February, Wellington will be in a Restricted fire season. This includes Kapiti Coast, Porirua, Wellington City and the Hutt Valley. Principal Rural Fire Officer Craig Cottrill says this means anyone needing to light a fire will require ... More >>

Release Two: Ngongotahā Fire

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 6:06 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is expecting to be at a fire at Ngongotahā throughout the night. Fire and Emergency was alerted at 7.10 this evening (11 February). The fire is at an auto dismantler on Wikaraka Street. At least 22 crews have been working ... More >>

Fire at Ngongotahā

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 9:29 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is currently responding to a large fire at Ngongotahā, near Rotorua. More >>

 

 

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