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Auckland firefighters have been warned not to drive too fast when rushing to emergencies.

Auckland firefighters warned not to drive too fast

The trucks' tires aren't designed to go more than 100km/h.

Greymouth loses buildings to a deliberate fire.

Greymouth residents devastated by 'deliberately lit' fire

Many buildings were lost, including the town's favourite Indian restaurant.

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Fire destroys engineering building

Fire crews were called to the site just before 3am.

Sisters Tulsi, Manisha and Matamata Kafle were lucky to survive the horrifying blaze.

Deadly kitchen fire started by a kettle

Tej, Tika and Prem Kafle were killed in the 2015 blaze.


Person killed in suspicious house fire in Christchurch

Their death is unexplained, police say.

The house was well-ablaze when crews arrived

One dead after Bay of Plenty house fire

The body was found inside the house.

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'Significant delays' as serious crash blocks SH1

Auckland motorists may have to wait after the four-vehicle collision.

Fifteen people were hospitalised.

Was the 'gas leak' actually a case of mass hysteria?

It happens when people under stress experience physical symptoms, but the cause is psychological.


Auckland's Mt Wellington fire put out

There are reports people were seen running away from the blaze.

Southland house completely destroyed in fire

Investigators are working to determine whether the blaze is suspicious.

Rotorua residents are being advised to stay indoors as Rotorua Duck Tours drivers used their six-wheeler vehicles to transport stranded locals.

Clean-up begins after Rotorua flooding

Crews are starting to assess roads and remove debris on Monday morning.


State of emergency declared in Rotorua suburb

Ngongotaha locals are now being moved to a safe place for the night.


Fire in Parnell holds up traffic

Dozens of firefighters were called in to fight the blaze.


No evidence firefighting foam made water undrinkable - Govt

But others aren't so sure, and want more information.

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The terrifying moment Sydney train drives through bushfire

More than 500 firefighters are still battling the 1000-hectare blaze.


Three buildings destroyed in huge Thames fire

It could take another day to fully extinguish the blaze.


Eight crews still battling Timaru fishing boat fire

Three people have been hospitalised with smoke inhalation.

Three helicopters and 10 crew are currently battling the blaze.

Firefighters battle 20ha blaze in north Canterbury

Three helicopters and 10 ground crew are fighting the blaze.


Two people hospitalised, fire lit after Auckland boxing fight

Two have been left in a serious condition after what police have called "fighting and disorder".

Mike Shaw, principal advisor for fire risk management in Region 1.

Kiwis urged to check smoke alarm expiration dates

The warning comes after a family's terrifying near miss.