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Pukaki Downs fire update #11

27 September 2023 | Emergency Information

Cloudy, cooler and settled weather conditions are allowing crews on the fire ground to make further progress extinguishing hotspots.

King’s Birthday Honours recipients recognised

26 September 2023 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency New Zealand volunteers and staff from Ranfurly, Kaikohe, Foxton Beach, Cromwell and Rotorua were presented with their Royal Honours.

Pukai Downs Fire Update #10

26 September 2023 | Announcements

Update 10 on Pukaki Downs vegetation fire - cooler weather aiding putting out hotspots.

Restricted fire season lifted for Central Otago and Upper Waitaki

26 September 2023 | Fire Season Updates

The restricted fire season in place for Central Otago and Upper Waitaki zones has been lifted, as of 8am on Tuesday, September 26 until further notice.

Pukaki Downs fire update #9

25 September 2023 | Emergency Information

Snowfall across the MacKenzie District over the weekend has helped extinguish a large area of the Pukaki Downs fire.

Rain and snow dampen down Pukaki Downs and Tekapo wildfires Update #8

22 September 2023 | Emergency Information

Firefighters on the ground at the Pukaki Downs fire are making the most of favourable weather conditions to strengthen and extend fire breaks today.

This Daylight Saving weekend get your smoke alarms sorted

22 September 2023 | Community Education

This Daylight Saving weekend, Fire and Emergency is reminding everyone to check their smoke alarms are working and in the right place.

Pukaki Downs and Tekapo vegetation fires update #7

22 September 2023 | Emergency Information

State Highway 80 from Pukaki to Mount Cook has been reopened this morning.