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Restricted fire season for Tairāwhiti District

20 December 2022 | Fire Season Updates

The Tairāwhiti District will move to a Restricted Fire Season at 8am on Thursday 22 December until further notice.

Baling hay too quickly can lead to fire risk

20 December 2022 | Announcements

People baling hay need to make sure the hay is dry before it's baled, stacked and stored to prevent haystack fires.

Fire and Emergency wants everyone to do their bit to help prevent wildfires this summer

20 December 2022 | Announcements

New Zealanders are being urged to take practical steps to lower the risk of fires this summer.

Temporary fireworks ban in the Upper Waitaki area over summer

20 December 2022 | Fire Season Updates

A temporary ban on letting off fireworks in the Upper Waitaki came into effect today as part of ongoing efforts to reduce the risk of wildfire over summer.

Fireworks ban for Glink’s Gully in Northland

19 December 2022 | Fire Season Updates

A temporary ban on the private use of fireworks has been put in place for Glink’s Gully community on the west coast near Te Kopuru in Northland.

Firefighters settle new collective agreement

18 December 2022 | Announcements

Chief Executive Kerry Gregory says professional firefighters’ ratification of a new collective employment agreement is a welcome and significant step forward.

Temporary fireworks ban in the Mackenzie Basin over summer

15 December 2022 | Fire Season Updates

A temporary fireworks ban covering the Mackenzie Basin will come into effect on Friday 16 December as part of ongoing efforts to reduce the risk of wildfire ove

Watch those lithium-ion batteries this Christmas

13 December 2022 | Announcements

Christmas shopping is well underway and Fire and Emergency New Zealand is reminding people to be cautious around lithium-ion batteries.