The fire is being treated as suspicious.
Heritage Lifecare's CEO defended the lack of air con, saying "older skin doesn't react well" to it.
Some places in NZ were warmer than 30C.
It's advised that residents drink plenty of water.
Firefighters worked for hours to put out the blaze.
There could be periods of heavy rainfall and gale-force winds.
Black-billed gulls are classed as a critically endangered species.
Fire crews including a command unit are at the scene.
It is likely to spread to other parts of New Zealand.
Three vehicles have already been destroyed.
"In one case a 4WD was seen to speed up when approaching the birds."
Over-irrigation could be to blame.
"I'm just grateful for the people that have supported me and just said 'hang in there'."
Police are arming themselves in Canterbury from Friday as gang tensions increase.
She was charged with murder on Wednesday.
"This is the best the lambs have looked."
The 55-year-old is due to appear in the Christchurch District Court on Thursday.
"We believe this is an isolated incident."
The body was located on Wednesday morning.
Ngaire Ginders, 40, was last seen on December 29.
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