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Sunday, 18 February 2024
Fire 1:58AM
Port Hills Fire Contained as Strong Winds Loom

CHRISTCHURCH — The Port Hills fire has been contained within a 24km perimeter and firefighters are making strenuous efforts to strengthen containment lines before the onset of strong winds that are forecast to develop tomorrow afternoon.

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Friday, 9 February 2024
Fire 7:35AM
Fireworks and sky lanterns banned in Wellington District

WELLINGTON — Fire and Emergency New Zealand is banning the use of fireworks and sky lanterns for the Wellington District, including the Wairarapa, until further notice.

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Fire 7:34AM
Fireworks and sky lanterns banned in Canterbury

CANTERBURY — Fireworks and sky lanterns are banned across Canterbury and Kaikōura from 8am Friday 9 February until further notice.

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Thursday, 8 February 2024
Fire 7:29AM
Lee Valley Fire: Crews Work Overnight to Protect Structures and Create Fire Breaks

Four crews of firefighters and two heavy machinery operators worked through the night at the Lee Valley fire.

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Monday, 5 February 2024
Fire 6:25AM
Kirwee Fire Update: Seven Aircraft and Fresh Crews Battling Uncontained Blaze, Evacuations in Effect

CANTERBURY — Seven aircraft and eight fresh crews of firefighters supported by heavy machinery will be attacking the large fire burning near Kirwee this morning.

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Fire 3:50AM
Kirwee Fire Update

CANTERBURY — Fire crews from four brigades are responding to a large fire in forestry on Old West Coast Road, close to the Waimakariri River near Kirwee in Canterbury.

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Tuesday, 23 January 2024
Fire 3:14AM
Swannanoa Vegetation Fire Contained

CANTERBURY — Firefighters have put out a large vegetation fire near Swannanoa.

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Friday, 19 January 2024
Fire 5:33PM
Amberley fire contained

CANTERBURY — A large vegetation fire burning at Amberley has been contained but cordons are still in place.

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Monday, 8 January 2024
Fire 11:58AM
Volatile wildfire conditions in the Mackenzie Basin

TWIZEL — People living in semi-rural areas in the Mackenzie Basin should take yesterday’s fire near Lake Ōhau as a warning about how quickly fire can spread and threaten homes, the area’s most senior Fire and Emergency officer says.

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Friday, 8 December 2023
Fire 4:45PM
Otago's Lakes zone enters restricted fire season

OTAGO — The Lakes zone in Otago will enter a restricted fire season, as of 8am on Saturday 9 December, until further notice.

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Monday, 2 October 2023
Fire 3:54PM
Fire and Emergency campaign to raise awareness about lithium-ion battery fires

Lithium-ion battery fires are increasing globally and here in Aotearoa, and people need to know the risks and what to do if their device catches fire.

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Monday, 4 September 2023
Fire 9:14AM
Fire and Emergency launches early National Wildfire Readiness and Prevention campaign

Fire and Emergency is urging people to start preparing for the risk of wildfire early as hotter drier weather is forecast this summer.

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Thursday, 18 May 2023
Fire 12:06PM
Fire and Emergency Chief Executive Offers Condolences, Calls for Modernisation

WELLINGTON CITY — Fire and Emergency Chief Executive Kerry Gregory says the multiple fatality fire at Loafers Lodge in Newtown, Wellington is an enormous tragedy and offers his sincere condolences to the whānau of those who have lost loved ones.

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Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Fire 2:47PM
Wellington building fire final update

WELLINGTON CITY — Fire and Emergency can confirm the scene of the Loafers Lodge building fire has been handed over to Police.

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Tuesday, 16 May 2023
Fire 8:20AM
Tragic Building Fire in Wellington Claims Multiple Lives

WELLINGTON CITY — Fire and Emergency can confirm multiple fatalities have occurred at the building fire in Wellington.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2023
Weather 8:43AM
Weather Chaos: Fire and Emergency New Zealand Responds to Over 300 Calls

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has received more than 300 weather-related calls for help between the hours of 8am - 6pm on Tuesday.

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Sunday, 7 May 2023
Fire 5:03AM
Fire and Emergency celebrates Canterbury station openings

CHRISTCHURCH — Fire and Emergency is celebrating the completion of its post-earthquake reconstruction programme in Christchurch this week, officially opening both the flagship Christchurch City Fire Station and the Sumner Fire Station.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2023
Weather 8:57AM
Fire and Emergency respoding to tornado in Paraparaumu

PARAPARAUMU — Fire and Emergency is responding to calls for assistance following a tornado in Paraparaumu this morning.

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Weather 4:29AM
Tornado causes damage to 50 properties in Tasman, but no serious injuries reported

TASMAN — Approximately 50 properties have been impacted by the tornado that hit Tasman on Monday afternoon.

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Saturday, 16 April 2022
Deaths 12:23PM
Fatality at South Dunedin fire

DUNEDIN — A fire investigation has been initiated after a person was found deceased at a residential property in South Dunedin last night.

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Monday, 11 April 2022
Fire 1:35AM
Awarua Bay Fire update

INVERCARGILL — 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.

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Fire 1:31AM
Quick work contains second fire at Awarua

INVERCARGILL — Quick work from Invercargill and Tiwai Point fire crews saved a second significant fire from merging with the nearby Awarua Bay fire this morning (Sunday).

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