A Taihape farm worker who was killed in a house fire despite
a passerby's efforts to save him has been named by police.
Panic broke out among students at the University of
Auckland's Epsom campus this morning as a ferocious fire
broke out in the cafeteria.
The body of a man killed in a house fire near Taihape
overnight was recovered from the scene this afternoon.
A 100-year-old woman has been rescued from a large house fire
in Gore this morning.
A man has been badly burnt and a street closed down after an
explosion at a suspected P lab in Bay of Plenty.
A north Balclutha house was gutted by fire last night.
A second man has died as a result of a house fire in Tokoroa
Ground crews and two helicopters are battling a forestry fire
in south Wairarapa.
Firefighters are battling a scrub fire in a remote part of
rural Waikato this morning.
Two 14-year-old girls are being spoken to by police after a
large scrub fire which forced the evacuation of a shopping
mall on Auckland's North Shore.
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