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Port Hills fire update #20

19 February 2024 | Emergency Information

Port Hills fire update - a southerly change this evening will assist crews with cooling the land. This will help the infrared cameras to identify hot spots.

Waikari Valley fire update #3

19 February 2024 | Emergency Information

Evacuated residents have returned home on Monday afternoon.

Port Hills fire update #19

19 February 2024 | Emergency Information

Drone crews have identified 17 more hotspots at the Port Hills fire, meaning there are now 40 hotspots that firefighters are actively working to extinguish.

Waikari Valley and Port Hills fire updates - 9am Monday

19 February 2024 | Emergency Information

Updates for the fires at Waikari Valley and Port Hills in Canterbury.

Port Hills Update #17

18 February 2024 | Announcements

Firefighters have eliminated half of the hotspots on the Port Hills that were identified by thermal imaging last night and early this morning.

Port Hills Fire Update #16

18 February 2024 | Announcements

Overnight drone flights across the Port Hills fireground have identified hotspots that ground crews will be targeting in today’s firefighting operations.

Port Hills Update #15

17 February 2024 | Announcements

The Port Hills fire has been contained within a 24km perimeter and firefighters are strengthening containment lines before strong winds arrive.

Parts of Nelson Tasman move to a prohibited fire season

17 February 2024 | Fire Season Updates

The Coastal, Waimea and Nelson North zones in Nelson Tasman move to a prohibited fire season from 6am on Saturday 17 February, until further notice.