The fires in the Port Hills near Christchurch have torn apart a once iconic landscape.
In just a matter of days, thousands of hectares have been destroyed taking with it, vegetation, cars, sheds, animals, houses and even a life.
Emergency services have worked day and night to fight these fires.
And while there is still plenty of work to do, the community has only one thing to say: Thank you.
Watch the video.
Video produced by Sarah Rowan.