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Change in fire seasons for Auckland region

13 May 2020 | Fire Season Updates

Auckland is changing to an open season, while the populated Hauraki Gulf Islands are going into a restricted season.

Smoke alarms and sprinklers save lives and property

12 May 2020 | Announcements

Smoke alarms and sprinkler systems saved two Auckland businesses yesterday (Monday 11 May) – a local rest home and a surgery practice.

Smoke alarms save lives - stay safe this winter

6 May 2020 | Announcements

"If it wasn’t for the smoke alarms, we wouldn’t be here," says Merv Clearwater whose house was severely damaged by fire in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Change in fire season for Pumicelands

5 May 2020 | Fire Season Updates

Pumicelands, Central Lakes and Bay of Plenty Coast will be moving to an Open Fire Season effective from 8am 6 May 2020.

Change in fire season for Tairawhiti

5 May 2020 | Fire Season Updates

Tairawhiti is now in an Open Fire Season effective from 2pm Monday 4 May 2020.

A Special Day for the Nation's Firefighters

4 May 2020 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has released a video celebrating our people on International Firefighters’ Day.

Firefighters attending 250% more rubbish fires under lockdown

30 April 2020 | Announcements

Rubbish fires have more than doubled during the lockdown period compared to previous years and Fire and Emergency is asking people to stop burning.

Change in fire season for much of Canterbury

29 April 2020 | Fire Season Updates

Christchurch City, Banks Peninsula, Selwyn and North Canterbury will move to open fire season status from midnight Saturday (2 May).