Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) will speak to media this morning about the ongoing fire at the SkyCity convention centre.
The press conference is scheduled for 11am.
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Graeme Stephens, CEO of SkyCity Entertainment Group, called the situation "devastating" when speaking to media earlier this morning. He says SkyCity's vision for the building remains unchanged and will be resurrected.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will fly to Auckland to meet with stakeholders later on Wednesday.
The fire is expected to burn for at least another 10 hours. A number of buildings and facilities in the CBD have been closed as a safety precaution, including Auckland Art Gallery, the Central Library and the District Court.