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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 >>

Southlanders Asked To Hold Off On Open Fires

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 3:27 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Dry and windy conditions forecast over the next few days have prompted Fire and Emergency NZ to ask Southlanders holding fire permits to delay lighting outdoor fires until after the weekend. District Manager Julian Tohiariki says Southland is still ... More >>

Open Fire Season For Manawatū-Whanganui District

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 9:50 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

The Manawatū-Whanganui District will move back to an open fire season at 8am on Wednesday 23 February. This includes all of the Horowhenua, Ruapehu, Manawatū, Rangitikei and Whanganui District Councils and Palmerston North City Council areas. Manawatū-Whanganui ... More >>

Marlborough Fire Season Change

Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 11:46 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

All of the Marlborough District will move back to a restricted fire season at 8am Wednesday 23 February. This includes Department of Conservation land which is in a year round restricted fire season apart from when the entire District is in a prohibited ... More >>

Buller District Returns To Open Fire Season

Friday, 18 February 2022, 9:29 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

The Buller District will return to an open fire season from tomorrow (Saturday) following the heavy and sustained rainfall of the past fortnight. Fire and Emergency’s West Coast District Manager Myles Taylor says that the move will take effect from ... More >>

Cromwell Structure Fire Update

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 7:16 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Firefighters are actively fighting a large commercial building fire in McNulty Road in Cromwell, Central Otago. The fire broke out shortly before 4pm today. Eight fire trucks have responded to the incident. It’s expected to be a long duration event. ... More >>

Update - Aranga Scrub Fire In Kaipara, Far North

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 10:37 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Ground crews spent last night protecting structures and creating containment lines around the scrub fire at Aranga, Kaipara in the far north. This morning three helicopters, 40 personnel and heavy machinery are back to fight the fire which has burnt through ... More >>

Change Of Fire Season For Wellington District

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 8:04 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

All of Wellington will move back into an open fire season as of 8 am Wednesday 16 February 2022. The Wellington District covers the lower North Island as far north as Otaki on the Kapiti Coast and Mt Bruce in the Wairarapa. This excludes the Chatham ... More >>

Aranga Vegetation Fire Update

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 6:21 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

15 February Seven houses near Aranga in the Kaipara District of Northland have been evacuated with the help of Civil Defence as a safety precaution due to a scrub fire. About 20 firefighters and five helicopters have been battling the fire that started ... More >>

Bay Of Plenty Moves Back To A Restricted Fire Season

Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 8:46 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Bay of Plenty will move back to a restricted fire season from 8am today (15 February 2022). District Manager Jeff Maunder says although the District is no longer in a total fire ban, there is still a real fire risk so people must take care. "You ... More >>

Tahanga Road, Far North Vegetation Fire Update

Monday, 14 February 2022, 4:15 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Firefighters are fighting a vegetation fire on Tahanga Road, Lake Ohia, in the Far North which broke out shortly before 1pm today. About two hectares of dense scrubland is burning. Due to the inaccessibility of the fireground and strong north-westerly ... More >>

Update 3pm - Fire And Emergency Response To Wet Weather

Sunday, 13 February 2022, 3:22 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency is continuing to get lots of 111 calls related to today's wet weather. Currently firefighters are responding to more than 300 calls across the country - the majority in Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki and Wellington. ... More >>

Nelson - Tasman Moves Back To Restricted Fire Season

Friday, 11 February 2022, 5:20 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

All areas of the Nelson-Tasman region have moved back to a restricted fire season from today (11 February 2022). Fire and Emergency Nelson-Marlborough District Manager Grant Hayward says while the recent wet weather has meant prohibited fire season ... More >>

Change Of Fire Season For Waikato

Friday, 11 February 2022, 9:17 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Waikato District has moved back to a restricted fire season. The change came into force at 9 am, on 11 February and covers all areas within the Waikato including Thames-Coromandel, Hamilton City, Waikato, Hauraki, Matamata-Piako, Waipa, Otorohanga and Waitomo. District ... More >>

New Fire And Emergency Chief Executive Announced

Thursday, 10 February 2022, 2:52 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

The Board of Fire and Emergency New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Kerry Gregory as Chief Executive, succeeding Rhys Jones who is coming to the end of his five-year term. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2202/3168798cbc683d590b80.jpeg" ... More >>

Open Fire Season For Taranaki

Wednesday, 9 February 2022, 10:53 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Taranaki District has moved back to an open fire season. The change came into effect at 8am today (Wednesday 9 February). An open fire season means permits will no longer be required when lighting open air fires. Taranaki District Manager, David Utumapu ... More >>

Restricted Fire Season For Manawatū-Whanganui

Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 9:10 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

All of the Manawatū-Whanganui District moves to a restricted fire season from 8am on Wednesday 2 February. A restricted fire season means anyone planning on lighting an open-air fire will need a permit and must follow the conditions of their permit. ... More >>

Karikari Peninsular Fire Update Tuesday 1 February

Tuesday, 1 February 2022, 10:40 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire crews are still working to control a vegetation fire on the Karikari Peninsula in the Far North. Fire and Emergency District Manager Wipari Henwood says some rain last night helped to keep the fire subdued and contained overnight. "Today we ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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