1 Sep 2020

Update on the fire raging through the MacKenzie Country

From Afternoons, 1:08 pm on 1 September 2020

Firefighters are still battling to slow a huge scrub fire burning since Sunday in Mackenzie Country, but bad weather overnight has helped their efforts.

Reporter Tess Brunton has travelled to the region, where the Mayor Graham Smith has been talking to media about the damage caused by the inferno to date.

Large fire in Mackenzie District

Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon