Bill English had to be prodded into ruling it out on today's The AM Show.
Fire chiefs warn that blazes could flare up again, with thermal imaging revealing hotspots of up 400 degrees.
"I did ask for citizenship," the singer told a UK paper.
Kebain Liu had been missing since Friday morning.
Steve Askin died in a helicopter crash while fighting the Port Hills fire.
It'll only hasten the loss of jobs and should be avoided, says E tū Union.
Amid criticism, the PM says at least everyone was able to be evacuated safely.
Hone Harawira's Parliamentary comeback plan will be unveiled today.
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