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Restricted fire season for Otago District’s Central Zone

20 January 2021 | Fire Season Updates

Otago District Central Zone will move to a restricted fire season effective from 8am Wednesday 20 January.

Strong winds increase fire danger for Canterbury

19 January 2021 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency is currently at two fires in Canterbury, one at Cass Bay and the other at Loburn.

Restricted fire season for Wairarapa

18 January 2021 | Fire Season Updates

The Wairarapa moves to a restricted fire season as of 8am Wednesday 20 January.

Fire and Emergency honours’ recipients congratulated

31 December 2020 | Announcements

Congratulations to our five recipients recognised with Queen’s Service Medals in the New Year Honours List.

Change in fire season for the Far North

30 December 2020 | Fire Season Updates

All of Northland is now in a prohibited fire season.

As of 8am this morning (30 December 2020), the Far North moved to a prohibited fire season.

Restricted fire season for Marlborough and Kaikoura

24 December 2020 | Fire Season Updates

A restricted fire season is now in place across Marlborough and Kaikoura. The change in fire season came into effect 8am Thursday 24 December 2020.

Fireworks ban in Mackenzie Basin

24 December 2020 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has banned the use of fireworks in the Mackenzie Basin for the summer.

Total fire ban in Whangārei and Kaipara

23 December 2020 | Fire Season Updates

A Prohibited Fire Season will be in place in Whangārei and Kaipara effective from 8am Thursday 24 December 2020.