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The fire erupted early on Sunday afternoon.

Large blaze erupts in Thames building

Plumes of black smoke have been snapped billowing from the roof.


Multiple structures destroyed in Bay of Plenty fire

Sheds, caravans and a house were all taken by the blaze.

The blaze at its peak was 16-hectares in size.

Huge fire near Dunedin under control

At its peak the blaze was 16 hectares in size.

Watch: The enormous fire at the SkyCity convention centre was captured in mesmerising photos and videos.

'Poor management': SkyCity firefighters had to urinate on road, buy own refreshments

Some first responders worked "exhaustive hours".


Fire crews fighting large blaze on Te Mata Peak

Helicopters are on standby.

Related video: Cabinet Minister Chris Hipkins said there's "no mood" for the NZ Government to change firework rules.

'This isn't the end': Plea to be safe with fireworks as another busy weekend expected

The message comes after a chaotic Guy Fawkes night on Tuesday.

Fire and Emergency NZ principal advisor Peter Gallagher spoke to The AM Show.

Guy Fawkes chaos: Multiple fires break out across Auckland

Fire and Emergency received 88 call outs across the NZ.

A number of appliances have battled the blazed through the afternoon.

'Large bang' heard before central Otago fire

The blaze is now under control.

Listen: Simon Bridges on Magic Talk.

'Fun police should back off': Bridges backs Govt's refusal to ban fireworks

"It's wholesome family fun."

Watch: Todd O'Donoghue spoke to The AM Show.

Don't 'get loose' with fireworks - FENZ

With hot, dry conditions at the moment, it only takes one spark to start a fire.

Video shows the battle to contain the blaze.

Blaze leaves Canterbury town's restaurant 'extensively damaged'

Investigators will probe the cause of the fire.

NIWA forecaster Chris Brandolino told the AM Show that blistering heat will begin scorching New Zealand on Saturday.

Three-day total fire ban for Central Otago

Extreme fire danger is forecast.

An estimated 27 million litres of water was used to fight the blaze.

SkyCity fire water 'sufficiently diluted' before reaching ocean - council

Fifteen to 20 million litres of water was pumped into the sea.

More than 150 firefighters were deployed to the Nelson fires in February.

Kiwis warned to prepare for summer bush fires

"These aren't one-offs, this will happen again."

Fire and Emergency New Zealand were called to the fire at 3:30pm.

Firefighters contain large scrub fire in Coromandel

At one point, the fire stretched over 10 hectares.

The Levin Aquatic Centre was evacuated today after a chemical spill.

One person hospitalised after chemical spill in Levin

Thirty-three people were treated by paramedics at the scene.


Smoke seen in plane cockpit caused by malfunctioning technology

An Air NZ engineer is dealing with the problem.

Seni serenaded his friend to try and keep her calm.

Watch: Masterton man sings ABBA to comfort friend stuck in a hole

"Just think of it as the Survivor challenge - but this is for your life not money."

Watch: Briar Marbeck reports the latest on Saturday.

SkyCity insists air is safe, but staff not so sure

SkyCity says WorkSafe and independent investigations have deemed it safe, five days after the big blaze.

The SkyCity fire has burned for three days.

Erotic parlour offers SkyCity firefighters free massage

Anyone who can prove they battled the Auckland blaze is in for a treat.