Strong winds cause concern for Canterbury fires

From Morning Report, 7:39 am on 19 February 2024

Nor-westerly winds are expected in Canterbury today as firefighters work frantically to put out fires across the region.

As we've been reporting this morning, a large fire is now burning in Waikari Valley, North Canterbury - forcing evacuations.

Crews have also been working throughout the night at the Port Hills trying to eliminate hotspots, as that wildfire continues into a sixth day.

Metservice forecaster Mmathapelo Makgabutlane spoke to Corin Dann.