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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.

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.