The entire Bay of Plenty is now in a fire season with restrictions after it went from open to restricted overnight.
Tag: NZ Fire Service. Showing results 1 - 10 of 52
NZers wake up to the seriousness of the Aussie bushfires
New Zealanders are waking up to the seriousness of the Australian bushfires after thousands were witness to a blood orange sun caused by smoke from the fires that have traveled across the sea.
Māori set to fight fire with fire
The Australia bushfire death toll has risen to four as a result of more than 100 bushfires raging across two states. On Tuesday New Zealand deployed two firefighter crews to Queensland. A second call for assistance has come through with New Zealand Forestry Protection Service preparing to deploy teams with expertise in fire protection.
NZ Firefighters answer Australia’s call for help
New Zealand firefighters will join the battle against more than 50 bushfires burning out of control in New South Wales. 3 people have reportedly lost their lives, 600 schools have closed and a state of emergency has been declared in parts of southeast Australia.
Minginui and Te Whaiti get fire safety support for homes and marae
Two small Bay of Plenty communities and their marae have received help from Fire and Emergency New Zealand to ensure they are well prepared in the event of a fire.
Foul play 'unlikely' in marae fire- investigators
Investigations have been underway since yesterday to determine the cause of the blaze which destroyed Pare Waaka, the whare tūpuna ancestral house at Tapu Te Aranga Marae.
UPDATED: One fatality in Ruatahuna house fire
One person is confirmed dead after a house fire in Ruatahuna, east of Rotorua, in the early hours of this morning.
Investigation underway after Kaitaia gun club goes up in flames
The fire has been deemed suspicious after the building went up flames this morning. The incident comes after the PM announced reforms on NZ gun laws.
Marae to open up for Nelson evacuees
More than 2500 people have been evacuated from their homes as the massive forest fire, which started on Tuesday, continues to burn.
Homes evacuated after fire near Ahipara pā site
The fire covered almost five hectares of land in Ahipara this morning in the vicinity of Maunga Perehere Pā.