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Restricted fire season for Waikato

3 February 2021 | Fire Season Updates

The Waikato district will move to a restricted fire season from 8am Wednesday 3 February 2021.

House fire in Pokeno prompts warning that fire gets real, fast

2 February 2021 | Announcements

A recent house fire in Pokeno, Waikato is a timely reminder of just how fast fire can spread and the importance of having an escape plan.

Prohibited fire season for Western Bay of Plenty

2 February 2021 | Fire Season Updates

The Western Bay of Plenty is now in a prohibited fire season.

Prohibited fire season for Marlborough

26 January 2021 | Fire Season Updates

All of Marlborough, both urban and rural areas, is moving to a prohibited fire season from 0800 on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

Canterbury update: 1.30pm

26 January 2021 | Fire Season Updates

All of Canterbury and much of the upper South Island have suspended all fire permits, with immediate effect.

Fire permits in Nelson/Tasman suspended during hot weather

26 January 2021 | Fire Season Updates

All active fire permits in the Nelson Tasman district with the exception of Nelson Lakes, Murchison, and Golden Bay West have been placed on a 48hr suspension.

Prohibited fire season for Gisborne/Tairawhiti

26 January 2021 | Fire Season Updates

Gisborne/Tairawhiti is now in a prohibited fire season as of 8am Tuesday 26 January 2021.

Hawke's Bay people urged to be vigilant about fire danger

25 January 2021 | Announcements

Hot and windy weather is forecast for Hawke's Bay this week. Fire and Emergency NZ is urging people to be extra vigilant about the risk of scrub fires.