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Awarua Fire Update #2

Sunday, 3 April 2022, 5:20 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency NZ is planning for an extended response to the large fire burning in a significant wetland at Awarua, south of Invercargill. The fire extends from the head of Awarua Bay to the Waituna Wetlands, an area of over 1000 hectares. Nine ... More >>

Awarua Fire - Update #1

Sunday, 3 April 2022, 1:11 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Six helicopters and four ground crews are fighting a vegetation fire at Awarua south of Invercargill, which began yesterday evening. Incident Controller Mark Mawhinney says the fire is burning mainly on Department of Conservation land, in about 1000 ... More >>

Fire And Emergency Welcomes 21 New Career Firefighters

Friday, 1 April 2022, 9:53 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Twenty-one new career firefighters have joined Fire and Emergency. The recruits graduated from their 12-week recruit course at a ceremony held yesterday at the Fire and Emergency National Training Centre in Rotorua. Throughout their three-month training ... More >>

Change Of Fire Seasons For Northland

Friday, 1 April 2022, 9:34 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Most of Northland has returned to an open fire season as from 8 am Friday 1 April. At the same time, the section of the Far North north of Awanui to Cape Reinga and including Karikari Peninsula moves to a restricted season. An open fire season means ... More >>

Fire Permits Suspended In Most Of Otago

Friday, 1 April 2022, 7:17 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency NZ is suspending all fire permits in the Clutha and Lakes Zones of Otago until 12 April due to the heightened fire danger. The suspension comes into effect at 8am on Friday 1 April. District Manager Phil Marsh says that permits in ... More >>

Saving Lives This Daylight Saving

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 12:31 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

This daylight saving, Fire and Emergency reminds everyone to check their smoke alarms. Steve Turek, National Manager Community Readiness and Recovery says daylight saving is a good time to remind people to check their smoke alarms are working. "When ... More >>

Change In Fire Seasons For The Southland District

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 6:54 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

All of the Southland District is now in a prohibited fire season, effective as at 6am Tuesday 29 March. This means there is a total fire ban in Southland, and all permits are suspended until further notice. Southland District Manager, Julian Tohiariki ... More >>

Change In Fire Seasons For Auckland Region

Monday, 28 March 2022, 9:03 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

The fire seasons for Auckland mainland and the populated Hauraki Gulf Islands have changed as at 9am, Monday 28 March. Auckland mainland has moved to an open fire season. This means no permits are required to light a fire in the open air. All the populated ... More >>

Open Fire Season For Bay Of Plenty

Monday, 28 March 2022, 9:01 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Bay of Plenty District is now in an open fire season, effective from at 8am, Monday 28 March. This includes Tauranga, South Waikato, Western Bay of Plenty, Taupō, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki. District Manager Jeff Maunder says that an open fire season ... More >>

UPDATE 7PM: Ammonia Leak, Crowe Road, Invercargill

Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 7:10 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

All safety alerts for the immediate area have been lifted. The gas no longer poses a safety concern. Crews are still at the scene to monitor the situation. More >>

UPDATE 3PM: Ammonia Leak, Crowe Road, Invercargill

Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 3:14 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Crews are making sure all leaks are isolated and are dispersing and diluting the gas cloud associated with the leak. While this is underway, people in the immediate area are asked to continue to stay indoors and keep their doors and windows closed ... More >>

UPDATE 1.50pm: Ammonia Leak, Crowe Road, Invercargill

Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 1:53 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency is in attendance at an ammonia leak at a factory on Crowe Road, just out of Invercargill. There are five crews and a command unit at the scene. District Manager Julian Tohiariki asks people in the immediate area to please stay inside ... More >>

Restricted Fire Season For Manawatū-Whanganui

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 8:07 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency has declared a restricted fire season for the entire Manawatū-Whanganui District from 8 am, Thursday 17 March 2022. The restricted season covers all the Horowhenua, Palmerston North, Manawatū, Rangitikei, Ruapehu and Whanganui District ... More >>

Be Safe - Check Fires Are Fully Out

Tuesday, 15 March 2022, 8:59 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

People in Manawatu-Whanganui are being urged to check any historic fires are fully extinguished so they don’t reignite. Community Risk Manager Kerry O’Keefe says several large wildfires have started in the past few weeks from old fire sites reigniting ... More >>

Prohibited Fire Season For Northland

Friday, 11 March 2022, 9:01 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

All of the Northland Fire District will enter a prohibited fire season at 8am today (Friday 11 March). A prohibited fire season means lighting any open-air fires is not allowed and all permits are suspended. Northland District Manager Wipari Henwood ... More >>

4.15pm Update - Arthur's Pass Fire

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 4:22 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Just after midday today, Fire and Emergency was called to a vegetation fire on Riversdale Road, Arthurs Pass. The fire is contained and around 20ha, including in mānuka shrub on public conservation land. Five helicopters and around 15 firefighters are at the ... More >>

Aucklanders Urged To Stay Vigilant When Lighting Outdoor Fires

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 9:56 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Over the weekend Fire and Emergency responded to multiple vegetation fires in Auckland which had got out of control due to the windy conditions. Ron Devlin, Region Manager Te Hiku, urges Aucklanders to be vigilant, "If you’ve applied for a fire permit, ... More >>

Restricted Fire Season For Otago Central And Lakes Zones

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 7:09 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

The Central and Lakes zones in the Otago Fire District will move back to a restricted fire season at 8am on Monday 7 March 2022. A restricted fire season means anyone wanting to light an open-air fire will need a permit and must follow the conditions ... More >>

Restricted Fire Season For Otago Central And Lakes Zones

Monday, 7 March 2022, 8:47 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

The Central and Lakes zones in the Otago Fire District will move back to a restricted fire season at 8am on Monday 7 March 2022. A restricted fire season means anyone wanting to light an open-air fire will need a permit and must follow the conditions ... More >>

Open Fire Season For Tairāwhiti District

Saturday, 5 March 2022, 2:08 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

All of the Tairāwhiti District will move back into an open fire season at 8am on Saturday 5 March. An open fire season means permits will no longer be required to light open-air fires. District Manager Peter Clark says the recent wet weather has ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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