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Waikari Valley and Port Hills fire updates - 9am Monday

19 February 2024 | Emergency Information

Updates for the fires at Waikari Valley and Port Hills in Canterbury.

Port Hills Update #17

18 February 2024 | Announcements

Firefighters have eliminated half of the hotspots on the Port Hills that were identified by thermal imaging last night and early this morning.

Port Hills Fire Update #16

18 February 2024 | Announcements

Overnight drone flights across the Port Hills fireground have identified hotspots that ground crews will be targeting in today’s firefighting operations.

Port Hills Update #15

17 February 2024 | Announcements

The Port Hills fire has been contained within a 24km perimeter and firefighters are strengthening containment lines before strong winds arrive.

Parts of Nelson Tasman move to a prohibited fire season

17 February 2024 | Fire Season Updates

The Coastal, Waimea and Nelson North zones in Nelson Tasman move to a prohibited fire season from 6am on Saturday 17 February, until further notice.

Port Hills update #14

17 February 2024 | Emergency Information

Firefighting on the Port Hills will focus on consolidating the perimeter of the fire and extinguishing hotspots today.

Port Hills update #13

16 February 2024 | Emergency Information

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is urging people to stay away from the Port Hills area for their recreational activities this weekend.

Port Hills Update #12

16 February 2024 | Emergency Information

Residents will have controlled access to Worsleys Road up to 358 Worsleys Road from 3pm.