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Canterbury Fire Restrictions revert to local authorities

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 12:04 pm | National Rural Fire Authority

To be attributed to Kevin O’Connor, National Rural Fire Officer, National Rural Fire Authority More >>

Hawke’s Bay Fires Contained

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 4:58 pm | National Rural Fire Authority

Hawke’s Bay Fires Contained 16 February 2017 The Hawke’s Bay fires have now been contained after some hard firefighting, with weather conditions helping to supress the fires. 13 rural fire crews, four New Zealand Defence Force crews, six helicopters, ... More >>

Browns Island fire update

Friday, 4 November 2016, 12:01 pm | National Rural Fire Authority

The fire on Browns Island is being well managed following the overnight efforts of Auckland Rural Fire crews, assisted by the New Zealand Fire Service. Helicopters with monsoon buckets provided good “knock-down” support this morning to help ... More >>

Second group to join Tasmania bushfire battle

Friday, 12 February 2016, 1:02 pm | National Rural Fire Authority

A second deployment of two taskforces (forty-three firefighters and liaison staff) will leave for Australia on Sunday, 14 February to help combat bush fires in Tasmania. More >>

Firefighters Head to Tasmania to Battle Bushfires

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 3:50 pm | National Rural Fire Authority

Firefighters Head to Tasmania to Battle Bushfires Forty-three firefighters will leave for Australia tomorrow to help combat fires burning in Tasmania. National Rural Fire Officer Kevin O'Connor said the firefighters would fly out from Auckland and ... More >>

Firefighters due back from Australia

Friday, 22 January 2016, 2:51 pm | National Rural Fire Authority

Twenty-three firefighters return home on Sunday (24/1) after completing a three-week deployment in Australia. More >>

Second group to join Australian bushfire battle

Monday, 11 January 2016, 10:01 am | National Rural Fire Authority

Twenty-three colleagues left on 2 January as fires spread through bush near the coastal town of Lorne, 150 kilometres southwest of Melbourne. More >>

New Zealand firefighters to help combat Australian bushfires

Sunday, 3 January 2016, 5:54 pm | National Rural Fire Authority

Twenty-three firefighters from the country’s rural fire authorities fly to Australia today to help combat fires burning in Victoria. More >>

Fire risk remains high for South Island

Thursday, 24 December 2015, 2:44 pm | National Rural Fire Authority

Fire risk remains high for South Island 24 December 2015 High temperatures, low humidity and strong winds will mean no respite in the extreme fire danger facing many parts of the South Island in the next 10 days, says Rural Fire Manager Tim Mitchell. ... More >>

Firefighters due back from US deployment

Monday, 28 September 2015, 1:27 pm | National Rural Fire Authority

Fifteen firefighters sent to the United States to help combat fires in Washington State will return hometomorrow. More >>

New Zealand firefighters to extend US deployment

Monday, 7 September 2015, 11:55 am | National Rural Fire Authority

Fifteen firefighters from the country’s rural fire authorities will stay another two weeks in the United States to help contain fires raging in Washington State. More >>

New Zealand firefighters to help combat US wildfires

Friday, 21 August 2015, 11:38 am | National Rural Fire Authority

New Zealand firefighters to help combat US wildfires 21 August 2015 Fifteen firefighters from the country’s rural fire authorities will fly to the United States this weekend to help contain fires raging in four states of the country’s west and north. National ... More >>

Firefighters due back on Monday after Canadian deployment

Friday, 14 August 2015, 3:23 pm | National Rural Fire Authority

Sixteen firefighters who helped battle fires in Canada for more than a month will return to New Zealand on Monday morning. The firefighters left on 10 July for the state of Alberta where fires have destroyed about 500,000 hectares of forest. The ... More >>

New Zealand firefighters to help combat Canadian wildfires

Friday, 10 July 2015, 3:21 pm | National Rural Fire Authority

New Zealand firefighters to help combat Canadian wildfires 10 July 2015 Sixteen firefighters from the country’s rural fire authorities are to fly to Canada next week to help contain fires raging in the state of Alberta. National Rural Fire Officer Kevin O'Connor ... More >>

Number of large rural fires jumps 50 per cent

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 12:49 pm | National Rural Fire Authority

The number of large rural fires has risen by 50 per cent on last year as dry conditions continue throughout much of the country. The National Rural Fire Authority’s National Rural Fire Officer, Kevin O’Connor, said there had been 130 large-scale fires between ... More >>

Total Fire Ban For Canterbury Region

Tuesday, 1 March 2011, 10:07 am | National Rural Fire Authority

A total fire ban has been declared by the National Rural Fire Officer across Canterbury for the next 48 hours taking effect from midday today. More >>

Rural firefighters rolling out a team challenge

Friday, 8 October 2010, 11:29 am | National Rural Fire Authority

This month the eighth annual rural firefighter challenge will be held in picturesque Raincliff in South Canterbury. More >>

People Not To Use Flying Lanterns Over Summer

Thursday, 28 January 2010, 5:00 pm | National Rural Fire Authority

The National Rural Fire Authority is urging New Zealanders not to use sky lanterns for private or public celebrations this summer saying in the wrong conditions they could easily cause fires. More >>

NZ Firefighters To Assist State Of Victoria

Tuesday, 3 March 2009, 12:09 pm | National Rural Fire Authority

The Department of Sustainability and Environment in Victoria, Australia has made a second formal request to the National Rural Fire Authority for support from New Zealand to assist with management of a number of large uncontained wildfires in State ... More >>

NZ Fire Fighters To Assist State Of Victoria

Thursday, 12 February 2009, 1:25 pm | National Rural Fire Authority

The Department of Sustainability and Environment in Victoria, Australia yesterday made a formal request to the National Rural Fire Authority for support from New Zealand to assist with management of a number of large uncontained wildfires in State lands ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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