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Penrose Fire - Smoke Warning Lifted

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 9:46 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency's advisory for residents of Onehunga, Mangere Bridge and Favona to keep their windows shut and to stay indoors has now been lifted. The warning was put in place after a fire at an industrial building in Penrose this morning. Fire ... More >>

Significant Building Fire In Penrose, Auckland

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 6:52 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency is advising residents of Onehunga, Mangere Bridge and Favona to keep their windows closed and to stay indoors if possible this morning after a fire at an industrial building in Penrose. Fire and Emergency were alerted to the ... More >>

New Multifunctional Service Centre Opens In Tauranga

Friday, 27 May 2022, 1:42 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Today Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s new Tauranga Service Centre was officially opened by Internal Affairs Minister, Hon. Jan Tinetti. "The centre will better provide the equipment, logistics, information technology and resources firefighters ... More >>

Open Fire Season For Otago District

Monday, 16 May 2022, 9:35 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Otago moved to an open fire season at 8am today (Monday 16 May). This includes Dunedin, Clutha, Waitaki, Central and Lakes Districts. An open fire season means permits will no longer be required when lighting open-air fires. A restricted fire season will ... More >>

New Year’s Honours Recipients Recognised

Friday, 6 May 2022, 4:44 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency people from Kumeu, Kawakawa, Murchison, Clinton, and Ruatōria were presented with their Royal Honours at Government House today. Governor General, Dame Cindy Kiro presented Wayne Martin, Paul Wilkins, Bill Harris, and Gina Chaffey-Aupori ... More >>

Celebrating Our Firefighters On International Firefighters’ Day Whakanuia Ngā Kaipatuahi

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 9:47 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Today is International Firefighters’ Day, Whakanuia Ngā Kaipatuahi, a day when people around the world celebrate the mahi of all firefighters, past and present, and the service they have given and continue to give to their communities. There ... More >>

Fires Causing Problems For Waikato Firefighters

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 2:39 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency encourages Waikato property owners not to light fires if there is a chance they will get out of control. Waikato District Manager, Daryl Trim says Waikato Firefighters have recently been called out to vegetation fires due to fires ... More >>

Fire And Emergency Requests Independent Review To Assess Progress To Address Bullying And Harassment

Friday, 29 April 2022, 10:38 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s Board Chair Rebecca Keoghan MNZM has asked the Te Kawa Mataaho - Public Service Commission to complete a review of its progress to address bullying and harassment in the organisation. The review will look at how ... More >>

Drones Over Waiouru

Friday, 22 April 2022, 3:22 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency, New Zealand Police, and New Zealand Defence Force personnel have joined forces to improve their drone operating skills. Around 25 people from all three agencies spent a week upskilling at a Level 3 drone training course held ... More >>

Open Fire Season For Southland District

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 10:02 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Southland is now in an open fire season as at 8am, Thursday 21 April, 2022. An open fire season means permits will no longer be required to light open-air fires. However, this excludes plantation forests, Awarua Wetlands, and Department of Conservation ... More >>

Fatality At South Dunedin Fire

Saturday, 16 April 2022, 7:43 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

A fire investigation has been initiated after a person was found deceased at a residential property in South Dunedin last night. Five appliances attended the fire in Kensington, which was reported at 10.11pm. One person was found dead at the scene last night. ... More >>

Awarua Fire Update #13 - Monday 11 April

Monday, 11 April 2022, 2:29 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

The work our crews are doing on the 1350 hectare Awarua fireground is aimed at preventing the spread of the fire to an even larger area with high biodiversity values and vulnerable wildlife. Four crews are finding and extinguishing hotspots to prevent flare-ups ... More >>

Awarua Bay Fire Update #12

Sunday, 10 April 2022, 6:31 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Ground crews have faced challenging conditions this weekend as they continue to contain and suppress the 1350 hectare fire in a significant wetland at Awarua Bay, south of Invercargill. Incident Controller Julian Tohiariki says that the fire is ... More >>

Quick Work Contains Second Fire At Awarua

Sunday, 10 April 2022, 1:01 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Quick work from Invercargill and Tiwai Point fire crews saved a second significant fire from merging with the nearby Awarua Bay fire this morning. A car fire under a transmission line power pylon on the Tiwai Road had spread to dense manuka scrub ... More >>

Update #11 2pm 8 April 2022, Awarua Fire

Friday, 8 April 2022, 2:07 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Six crews and four helicopters are back working on the Awarua fire ground today. Incident Controller Mark Mawhinney says despite the challenging weather conditions, firefighters have been successful in containing the fire. "The fire is around ... More >>

Update #10 1.30pm 7 April 2022, Awarua Fire

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 1:22 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Six crews have been working hard on the Awarua fire ground today, with the support of six helicopters. Today’s weather forecast predicts light showers with possible wind from the afternoon. The fire has not increased significantly and remains around ... More >>

Update #9 3.45pm 6 April 2022, Awarua Fire

Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 3:52 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Two crews have been monitoring the Awarua fire ground throughout the day. Firefighters stopped activity on the fire ground around 10am this morning, and helicopters were unable to fly, due to unfavourable weather conditions. Incident Controller Mark Mawhinney ... More >>

Update #8 10am 6 April 2022, Awarua Fire

Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 10:06 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Around 30 firefighters are back at the Awarua fire ground today. The fire did not spread overnight and there was 30mm of rainfall. Today’s weather conditions will be challenging for firefighters, with winds of up to 100kmph predicted. Due to these ... More >>

Update #7 5pm 5 April 2022, Awarua Fire

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 5:34 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Crews have been working hard on the Awarua fire ground throughout the day. The fire is 1350ha (the increase is due to updated mapping) with a perimeter of 26km. Incident Controller Mark Mawhinney says he is pleased with the progress they have made. "They ... More >>

Update #6 9.30am 5 April 2022: Awarua Fire

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 9:44 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Nine helicopters and nine ground crews are back at the Awarua fire ground today. Low temperatures and some dew helped contain the fire overnight and today firefighters will be concentrating on hot spots. NW winds of up to 15km are predicted today - ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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