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One spark nearly costs Wendon farmer their home

1 January 2023 | Emergency Information

A spark from a ride-on lawnmower blade hitting a stone is believed to have sparked a grass and hedge fire that came close to claiming a Wendon farmhouse today.

Fireworks and bonfires start multiple fires across NZ

1 January 2023 | Emergency Information

Firefighters have been responding to fires started by fireworks across the country since about 10.30pm on New Year’s Eve.

Congratulations to our six recipients of Royal Honours

31 December 2022 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency Chair Rebecca Keoghan has congratulated the six firefighters and support personnel who have been recognised in the New Year's Honours List.

Otago Fire Risk will Spike on Thursday

28 December 2022 | Fire Season Updates

Tomorrow is shaping up as a "spike day" in parts of Otago, when the fire danger rises sharply before dropping back again.

Safely cooking hāngī, umu, braai or lovo this holiday season

22 December 2022 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency New Zealand encourages people using cultural cooking methods such as hāngī, umu, braai or lovo to make sure you’re cooking safely.

Redevelopment of Parnell fire station to begin in January 2023

22 December 2022 | Announcements

Work will begin on 9 January 2023 on the redevelopment of the Parnell fire station.

Don't invite disaster - keep your grass short

21 December 2022 | Announcements

Warmer and wetter spring weather has led to massive grass growth. People should keep their grass short to prevent wildfires.

Restricted fire season and fireworks ban for the Coromandel this holiday period

20 December 2022 | Fire Season Updates

A restricted fire season and fireworks ban has been declared for the Coromandel from 9am today (20 December) until 1 February 2023.