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Pegasus Beach Fire Update #3

3 November 2022 | Emergency Information

The fire which started at Pegasus Beach last night is still travelling fast in a southerly direction parallel to the beach, driven by the wind.

Pegasus Beach Fire Update #2

2 November 2022 | Emergency Information

The Woodend Beach Holiday Park is being evacuated as a precaution, with the park currently in the direct path of the fire as it heads south from Pegasus Beach.

Pegasus Beach Fire

2 November 2022 | Emergency Information

At 7.53pm, Fire and Emergency was called to a large vegetation fire at Pegasus Beach. There are currently 12 trucks on the scene.

Lake Tekapo Fire final update

2 November 2022 | Emergency Information

Firefighters have contained the vegetation fire which broke out close to the Lake Tekapo Village and the nearby power station early this morning.

Lake Tekapo Wildfire Prompts Strong Warning about Risk

2 November 2022 | Emergency Information

A wildfire at Lake Tekapo this morning has prompted a strong warning for landowners to make sure any old land management fires are completely extinguished.

Fireworks ban for Otago

2 November 2022 | Announcements

A ban on fireworks is in place for the highest-risk parts of Otago.

Fireworks ban for the Far North

1 November 2022 | Announcements

A temporary ban on the private use of fireworks has been put in place for the Karikari Pensiula, Ahipara township and surrounding areas.

Let off fireworks safely this Guy Fawkes

1 November 2022 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency is calling for people to be careful when letting off fireworks this Guy Fawkes, particularly with high winds forecast across the motu.