1 Sep 2020

Mackenzie district fire still burning as snow falls

From Midday Report, 12:11 pm on 1 September 2020

Damage caused by a large scrub fire in the Mackenzie Country is being assessed by the Minister of Civil Defence.

Large fire in Mackenzie District

Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

Peeni Henare has been visiting the affected area near Twizel alongside the Mackenzie District mayor, Graham Smith, and is expected to brief media within the next half hour.

RNZ's Tess Brunton spoke to Philippa Tolley from the Aoraki Mount Cook road turnoff.