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Fire and Emergency says fire danger in Northland and the Far North is at a high level with many areas continuing to dry out and long range forecasts suggesting only minimal relief on the horizon. Audio
Three large fires in a single weekend have sparked concerns about the country's growing fire risk.
The fires included a large scrub fire in Christchurch's Port Hills, one at Pumpkin Hill in the… Audio
Fire crews have been working through the night to extinguish the Lake Ōhau fire in the Mackenzie Basin.
Up to half of the properties in Lake Ōhau Village were damaged or destroyed by the fire that… Audio
Farmers say the devastating fire ravaging through the South Island's Lake Ohau, has been a disaster waiting to happen.
At least 20 homes have been destroyed and more than 90 residents evacuated from… Audio
A wildfire roared through Lake Ohau village early yesterday morning, spreading… Audio
A warm and windy start to spring has brought an early spike in fire danger to the rural south.
Firefighters in Otago are warning land managers to remain vigilant and check with authorities before… Audio
Warm and windy conditions helped to fan a fire in rural Otago over the weekend, spreading it five times faster than normal.
The fire started at the edge of Te Papanui Conservation Park near… Audio
High winds and warm temperatures forecast today in Otago have firefighters on high alert. Audio
In the past two hours, a total fire ban has come into effect for the entire Dunedin City area. Audio
Returning to our story about the massive fire which has been raging at Mt Allen northwest of Dunedin for more than 24 hours. Audio