South Island on alert for fires as summer starts

From Morning Report, 8:56 am on 2 December 2020

Fire and Emergency has moved all of Otago to a restricted fire season as the region rapidly dries out with more hot weather forecast.

North Canterbury remains on low alert - but that's in part thanks to breaks in vegetation caused by big fires in recent years.

Meanwhile, New Zealand's summer is being forecast as a tale of two islands.

Sally Murphy reports.