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Evacuations north of Wellington as floodwaters rise

Cyclone Gita isn't finished yet.

The New Plymouth Tegel facility.

Ammonia leak at Tegel facility

Eight fire trucks and four support units raced to the scene early Sunday morning.


Tribute honey for Port Hills helicopter pilot

Steve Askin died when while fighting the fire in 2017.


Huge blaze at Palmerston North scrap yard

Seven crews are at the scene, near the city's airport.

The Port Hills fires burnt through 1600 hectares and took 66 days to fully extinguish.

First anniversary for Port Hills fires

Pilot Steve Askin was killed fighting the blaze.

A childcare centre in central Auckland has been evacuated.

Auckland highrise evacuated after fire

The building houses a childcare centre.

While a rāhui was already in place before the weekend's wild weather, some people haven't been following it.

Flash flooding could exacerbate kauri dieback spread

Trampers are being urged to respect a rāhui and stay out of the Waitakere Ranges.

The blaze broke at about 5pm on Wednesday in the suburb of Burnside.

Heavy rain dousing Dunedin fire a blessing and a curse

There's a risk it'll bring flooding.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand announced the cause of the Port Hills fires was undetermined.

Port Hills fire investigation closed, cause undetermined

The investigation will only be reopened if new evidence comes to light.


Two dead in Dunedin fire may have been murdered - Police

The pair recovered from the wreckage of a house fire may have died before the blaze began.


Hotel balcony fire in Queenstown

One person has been treated for smoke inhalation.

Dongwha New Zealand produces MDF wood products, and Newshub understands the blaze began at one of the plant's dryer cyclones.

Mataura manufacturing plant on fire

Eleven fire crews are on route.


Extreme fire danger as temperatures approach record highs

Activities that were safe to do in cooler conditions could now become dangerous.

Vinegar Hill Domain is near Hunterville (circled).

Firefighters at scene of cliff rescue

A person fell 60 metres down the Hunterville cliff face.

A heatwave will bring hot days and warm nights to much of the country.

How to cope as temperatures soar above 30degC

Tips to stay safe in the heat and humidity for you and your pets.


Woman pulls elderly man from Dunedin blaze

"I went outside to have a breather then saw it and was like woah."

Two people are dead after a house fire in South Dunedin.

Two dead in Dunedin house fire

The fire broke out around 5:15am on Wesley St.

Winchmore Church.

Arson suspected in church blaze

A hedge caught alight just hours after a neighbouring church was completely wiped out.

The fire forced shoppers to evacuate.

Future uncertain for sushi store after fire

Smoke and flames spread quickly from one of the food court kitchens at Newmarket Plaza on Saturday.


Fire in Auckland office building

Fourteen appliances and around 50 firefighters are in attendance.