A massive fire on the shores of Lake Wanaka, which has burnt through hundreds of hectares of farmland and native bush, is mostly under control, but hot, dry weather forecast for the next week means...
Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz) crews responded to an alarm at Rebel Sport and Briscoes, in central Dunedin, about 10.30am yesterday.
A Waitati cottage was destroyed in an early-morning fire while its owners were away on holiday.
Police are investigating a fire which seriously damaged a vacant Housing New Zealand property in Perth Street, Mosgiel overnight.
A person died in a garage fire at a house in Masterton late last night.
The residents of a Christchurch home lost most of their possessions in one of three fires in the South Island since last night.
A fire which engulfed a block of flats north of Wellington early this morning is being treated as suspicious.
A 100-year-old woman has been rescued from a large house fire in Gore this morning.
The body of a man killed in a house fire near Taihape overnight was recovered from the scene this afternoon.
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.
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 on Tuesday.
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.
A fire has significantly damaged two vehicle testing stations in a Nelson commercial building.
A person was killed in a house fire in Wellington today.
Firefighters were this evening battling a large blaze at a Te Puke sawmill.