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Celebrate safely this Lunar New Year

20 January 2023 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency is encouraging people celebrating Lunar New Year to be extra vigilant if they plan on lighting lanterns and fireworks this weekend.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand declares a prohibited fire season for Otago’s Clutha zone

20 January 2023 | Fire Season Updates

Otago’s Clutha zone has moved to a Prohibited Fire Season as of 8am today, Friday 20 January 2023, until further notice.

Restrictions on outdoor fires in much of South Canterbury

20 January 2023 | Fire Season Updates

Much of South Canterbury is moving into a restricted fire season today, meaning that a permit will be required to light most kinds of outdoor fires.

Long Gully (Coronet Peak) fire update #2

20 January 2023 | Emergency Information

The vegetation fire at Long Gully on the Skippers Road has been contained.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand declares a prohibited fire season for Otago’s Upper Waitaki zone

20 January 2023 | Fire Season Updates

Otago’s Upper Waitaki zone will move to a Prohibited Fire Season at 8am on Friday 20 January 2023, until further notice.

Fire permits suspended in Grey District

19 January 2023 | Fire Season Updates

All fire permits in the Grey District have been suspended due to the water shortage and no new permits will be issued until there has been significant rainfall.

Don't complain about fireworks on Facebook - call 111

19 January 2023 | Emergency Information

People in the Mackenzie Basin concerned about backyard fireworks being let off while a ban is in place should call 111 rather than posting on Facebook.

Canterbury fire risk likely to spike on Friday

18 January 2023 | Fire Season Updates

Canterbury's fire danger is likely to rise sharply on Friday before the arrival of forecast showers, so please take care not to spark an unwanted fire.