15 Feb 2024

Firefighters now tackle second blaze near Christchurch

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 15 February 2024

Emergency services have confirmed a second fire near Christchurch. Firefighters are responding to a grass fire that is threatening buildings in Rolleston.

Four trucks and one tanker have been sent to the blaze. Meanwhile the large blaze on the Port Hills has crossed the boundary into the Adventure Park and now covers hundreds of hectares.

RNZ reporter Tim Brown is at the cordon on the intersection of Worsleys Rd and McVicar Dr in the Port Hills.