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Emergency Survival Kits

Check out this comparison article of bought versus homemade survival kits which was recently shared by NZ Civil Defence.
Great way to find a survival kit that meets your needs. Click here to read the article.

Another hot day in the South and just a reminder we still have a total fire ban in place. There are currently six fires burning across Southland -  at Tiwai, two along the Western Southland Coast, Woodlands, Orepuki and Mossburn.  Local fire crews are working to ensure they all stay under control and are extinguished as quickly as possible.   Fire and Emergency NZ are asking people not to light fires, extinguish existing fires and check any fires which have been lit in the past two months.

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Here we go Tony McKenzie Judy Mckenzie...

Reuben Spriggs

Barry Andrew Yvonne Dennis

Chris Heath

TOTAL FIRE BAN - 5 FIRES SO FAR TODAY

A total fire ban has been imposed across Southland from midnight tonight, January 14. The ban comes in the wake of today’s 32 degree highs.
‘There is an extreme fire risk for the next two days, with the forecast for even higher temperatures as well as wind,” ,’ says Elton Smith, Southland Principal Rural Fire Officer.
“Already today we have had five vegetation fires across the region, and we’re on stand by for more over the next couple of days,
“The total fire ban means no outdoor fires are allowed, and any existing permits for fires are cancelled.’
‘The only exception is for gas BBQs – and they must only be used well away from anything that can catch fire.”
Fire and Emergency is also asking anyone who has had a recent fire, to check it again to make sure it is completely out.
‘Even fires that appear to have been out for some time can flare up when the temperature and wind gets up,” says Elton Smith.

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Emergency Management Southland any water bans?

Morgan Tremaine

David Baxter

Reuben Spriggs

Even hotter? No. Please no.

When is council going to cut the dry grass in the empty sections around Te Anau it is a fire hazard to Home owners. Appreciate the ones that have done it but something needs to be done to enforce the absentee owners to deal with it. Fines or council cuts it and bills the owners. Major fire hazards at our doorstep.

Zac Christie

David Noble been a busy boy 😂

Rob Cameron

Shane Robertson

Breda Fennelly Elaine Harris it's way hotter this summer than when u were here it's actually unbearable u gota be in water to keep cool.

Scott Cundall

Mahalia Chalmers Marc McKenzie Sherrizah Donovan Amy Taylor ... just so were all on the same page 😛

Sunita McGrath

Lucky it’s all done Jamie Shepherd

The authorities happily cut trees near power lines. They give owners notice then just do it so can't see why same cannot be done for long grass.

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Very High Fire Danger Warning for Southland

Very High Fire Danger is forecast for Southland.  Fire and Emergency New Zealand is asking people to extinguish any existing fires and not to light any fires over the next four days (Saturday 13-Tuesday 16 January).  This includes solid fuel barbeques (Gas is OK), camp fires, incinerators and hedge trimmings.  
Please check any fires that have been lit in the last month as warm dry conditions can fan a fire back into life and transport embers into other dry vegetation 
A cool southerly change is forecast for Tuesday with predicted rain, however this is unlikely to reduce the fire danger due to current evaporation from wind and warm temperatures. 

Fires that are out
• Check they are out
• Turn the area over to ensure there is no heat left in the pile
• Apply water and cool if any residual heat
Current fires
• Extinguish them
• Rake out, apply water and cool down
Thinking of lighting a fire
• •Don’t!

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What if neighbours are letting off fireworks, should that be reported, if so who to?

Angela Henderson

Josh Mckenzie

Carlene Turnbull

Neihana Macdonald

Rowan Canning Ne Sullivan lucky just in time with yours

Yes we were

Brooke Dallard

Jodie Young Megan Johnston Ruth Marie Kiri Jean

Sally McKay best not burn the rubbish pile 😬

Sam Edge

Aleisha O'Donnell

Rupert Stoneman, Kenneth - right here in Southland!

Sure has been a Stunning few weeks Lee Stoneman Greig, Hopefully the weather gods will look after the big event in February (Burt Munro ) 🙂

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Great work last week by Fire and Emergency New Zealand tackling the vegetation fire at Wanaka. 
Photo from Michele Poole, Emergency Management Otago,  showing some of the Mataura and Blackmount crews about to be choppered up the hill to tackle hotspots.

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Corinna Gardyne

Great job Neil Gardyne 👍

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Emergency Survival Kits

Check out this comparison article of bought versus homemade survival kits which was recently shared by NZ Civil Defence.
Great way to find a survival kit that meets your needs. Click here to read the article.

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Another hot day in the South and just a reminder we still have a total fire ban in place. There are currently six fires burning across Southland -  at Tiwai, two along the Western Southland Coast, Woodlands, Orepuki and Mossburn.  Local fire crews are working to ensure they all stay under control and are extinguished as quickly as possible.   Fire and Emergency NZ are asking people not to light fires, extinguish existing fires and check any fires which have been lit in the past two months.

Comment on Facebook

Here we go Tony McKenzie Judy Mckenzie...

Reuben Spriggs

Barry Andrew Yvonne Dennis

Chris Heath

TOTAL FIRE BAN - 5 FIRES SO FAR TODAY

A total fire ban has been imposed across Southland from midnight tonight, January 14. The ban comes in the wake of today’s 32 degree highs.
‘There is an extreme fire risk for the next two days, with the forecast for even higher temperatures as well as wind,” ,’ says Elton Smith, Southland Principal Rural Fire Officer.
“Already today we have had five vegetation fires across the region, and we’re on stand by for more over the next couple of days,
“The total fire ban means no outdoor fires are allowed, and any existing permits for fires are cancelled.’
‘The only exception is for gas BBQs – and they must only be used well away from anything that can catch fire.”
Fire and Emergency is also asking anyone who has had a recent fire, to check it again to make sure it is completely out.
‘Even fires that appear to have been out for some time can flare up when the temperature and wind gets up,” says Elton Smith.

Comment on Facebook

Emergency Management Southland any water bans?

Morgan Tremaine

David Baxter

Reuben Spriggs

Even hotter? No. Please no.

When is council going to cut the dry grass in the empty sections around Te Anau it is a fire hazard to Home owners. Appreciate the ones that have done it but something needs to be done to enforce the absentee owners to deal with it. Fines or council cuts it and bills the owners. Major fire hazards at our doorstep.

Zac Christie

David Noble been a busy boy 😂

Rob Cameron

Shane Robertson

Breda Fennelly Elaine Harris it's way hotter this summer than when u were here it's actually unbearable u gota be in water to keep cool.

Scott Cundall

Mahalia Chalmers Marc McKenzie Sherrizah Donovan Amy Taylor ... just so were all on the same page 😛

Sunita McGrath

Lucky it’s all done Jamie Shepherd

The authorities happily cut trees near power lines. They give owners notice then just do it so can't see why same cannot be done for long grass.

+ View more comments

Very High Fire Danger Warning for Southland

Very High Fire Danger is forecast for Southland.  Fire and Emergency New Zealand is asking people to extinguish any existing fires and not to light any fires over the next four days (Saturday 13-Tuesday 16 January).  This includes solid fuel barbeques (Gas is OK), camp fires, incinerators and hedge trimmings.  
Please check any fires that have been lit in the last month as warm dry conditions can fan a fire back into life and transport embers into other dry vegetation 
A cool southerly change is forecast for Tuesday with predicted rain, however this is unlikely to reduce the fire danger due to current evaporation from wind and warm temperatures. 

Fires that are out
• Check they are out
• Turn the area over to ensure there is no heat left in the pile
• Apply water and cool if any residual heat
Current fires
• Extinguish them
• Rake out, apply water and cool down
Thinking of lighting a fire
• •Don’t!

Comment on Facebook

What if neighbours are letting off fireworks, should that be reported, if so who to?

Angela Henderson

Josh Mckenzie

Carlene Turnbull

Neihana Macdonald

Rowan Canning Ne Sullivan lucky just in time with yours

Yes we were

Brooke Dallard

Jodie Young Megan Johnston Ruth Marie Kiri Jean

Sally McKay best not burn the rubbish pile 😬

Sam Edge

Aleisha O'Donnell

Rupert Stoneman, Kenneth - right here in Southland!

Sure has been a Stunning few weeks Lee Stoneman Greig, Hopefully the weather gods will look after the big event in February (Burt Munro ) 🙂

+ View more comments

Great work last week by Fire and Emergency New Zealand tackling the vegetation fire at Wanaka. 
Photo from Michele Poole, Emergency Management Otago,  showing some of the Mataura and Blackmount crews about to be choppered up the hill to tackle hotspots.

Comment on Facebook

Corinna Gardyne

Great job Neil Gardyne 👍